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Morrelhirst bastle (Rothley with Hollinghill)

Remains of a bastle at Morrelhirst, Hollinghill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Remains of a bastle at Morrelhirst, Hollinghill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The remains of a probable post-medieval bastle stand on the south bank of a stream called Linn Kern. Only the lower courses of the building are visible and show a rectangular structure, about 11m long by 7m wide. The north-east wall measures 1.2m thick and a gap in it is probably the position of the original byre entrance. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10735
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rothley with Hollinghill
Local History of Rothley with Hollinghill


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