Keys to the Past

Ridge End bastle (Falstone)

Part of Ridge End farmhouse is a 16th or 17th century bastle. The bastle measures about 11m by 7m with walls built of massive rough stone blocks and side walls 1.5m thick. Although the building was extended to the west in the 19th century a number of original features still survive, such as the south doorway and the very thick walls. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6974
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone

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