Keys to the Past

Rattenraw Bastle (Rochester and Byrness)

The ruins of a post-medieval bastle stand overlooking the River Rede at Rattenraw. Only two walls survived when it was recorded in the 1950s, the north-west and north-east, but the north-west one suffered a collapse in the 1970s. The walls are built of massive stones and were probably about 1.6m thick originally, the building measuring about 8.5m long by 7m wide.

Reference number:N8158
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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