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South-east bastle at Housesteads (Bardon Mill)

A bastle is believed to have once stood in the south-east corner of Housesteads Roman fort. The only evidence for the building is a drawing and description made in 1851 by Roach Smith and supporting evidence from the first edition Ordnance Survey map. The building probably went out of use before 1725 and by 1851 the upper storey had gone. The rest of the structure was presumably removed by Clayton some time after about 1861, leaving no trace.

Reference number:N15195
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill

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