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Whitley Castle bastle-like house (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

The remains of a post-medieval building survives as a series earthworks in Whitley Castle Roman fort. The building measures about 7m wide by 20m long, with traces of an internal partition. Its walls are less massive than those of a nearby bastle which suggests it may be a a less defensible building possibly dating to the 18th or 19th centuries. This building may have been a replacement for the nearby bastle or part of an enlarged settlement contemporary with nearby Whitlow.

Reference number:N24886
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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