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Brig bastle (Corsenside)

Bastle at The Brigg, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bastle at The Brigg, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This bastle dates to the late 16th or early 17th century and is built of characteristically large irregular stone blocks. It has a massive plinth made of boulders around its base. The bastle measures about 12m by 7m and has walls about 1.1m thick. The upper parts of the wall were rebuilt in the 18th century and few original features are visible on the outside of the building. The bastle now forms part of a 19th century farmhouse. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7960
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside

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