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High Shaw Bastle, Hepple

Description: High Shaw Bastle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236274

OS Grid Reference: NY9358298251
OS Grid Coordinates: 393582, 598251
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2784, -2.1026

Location: Heely Dod Road, Hepple, Northumberland NE19 1AN

Locality: Hepple
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 1AN

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Listing Text

NY 99 NW 936983
5/34 High Shaw Bastle
(formerly listed as
Pele nearly ½ mile WNW
21.10.53 of the Raw (in Woodside

Bastlehouse. C16 or early C17. Massive coursed rubble. Only the ground floor
remains. c.40 x 24 ft. c.12 ft. high. Ground-floor doorway in east gable
end has chamfered alternating-block surround with relieving arch over. Above
the ground floor a chamfered string course - the only bastle to posses this
feature. Triangular opening, probably a gun loop, in east end.

Interior: walls c.64 inches thick. Segmental tunnel vault with ladder hole
only c.12 inches square. Doorway is rebated and has drawbar holes. In west
wall a roughly-made recess with a vertical shaft in the thickness of the wall
and a well-dressed triangular opening through the wall, possibly a gun loop
(cf exterior).

Shielings and Bastles: Ramm, Mercer & McDowall: HMSO: 1970.

Listing NGR: NY9358298251

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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