Keys to the Past

Low Cleughs bastle (Corsenside)

The bastle stands up to eaves height on a site next to a tributary of the River Rede. It measures 13.3m by 7.5m and its walls are up to 1.4m thick. Features such as square-headed doorways, drawbar tunnels and sockets survive as well as first floor windows. Together with the possibility that there may have been an attic storey, this larger than average bastle may have been of a higher status than most and may have belonged to a person of some status. Nearby are the earthwork remains of enclosures and smaller buildings which are thought to be contemporary with the bastle. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7944
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside

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