Keys to the Past

Rose Cottage bastle at High Rochester (Rochester and Byrness)

At High Rochester there are two buildings that have their origins as bastles. Rose Cottage has a large boulder plinth and lower parts of the bastle walls with later fabric built on top, but The Bastle has more original fabric. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N8090
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, High Rochester, 'The Bastle' and Rose Cottage 1992; University of Newcastle

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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