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Whitley Castle bastle (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

The remains of a post-medieval bastle survives as an earthwork in the southern corner of Whitley Castle Roman fort. It measures around 16m long by 6.5m wide and is associated with sunken yards whichwere probably used for keeping livestock. The southern corner of the fort seems to have served as the bastle garth with access re-opened through the closed south-west gate of the fort.

Reference number:N24885
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Whitley Castle 2008; English Heritage

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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh


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