Keys to the Past

Bastle at Girsonfield Farmhouse (Otterburn)

The foundations of an old building stand at Girsonfield. Its north wall measures 1.2m thick and, in the 1970s, stood 1.5m high. The remains suggest this was a bastle and it may be the building referred to in old documents that stood here in the later 16th or early 17th century.

Reference number:N8288
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; R W Emsley
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1974; E C Waight



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn


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