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Description: Shittleheugh Bastle
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239715
OS Grid Reference: NY8689695058
OS Grid Coordinates: 386896, 595058
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2495, -2.2077
NY 89 NE 869951
17/55 Shittleheugh Bastle
Ruined bastlehouse. Late C16 or early C17. Very large blocks of roughly-
coursed and dressed stone with pieces of smaller infill. c.42 x 22 ft.
Walls c.41 inches thick. Long walls stand to c.6 ft., gable ends stand to
Original ground-floor doorway, right of centre on long east wall, has
alternating-block surround with rounded arrises and very large lintel; hole
for harr post and two pairs of drawbar tunnels. Remains of porch, or possibly
stair tower in front:- lower parts of rebated jambs with rounded arrises.
Interior has slit windows with widely-splayed reveals in both gable ends,
also remains of 3 similar windows on long walls. Boldly corbelled-out lower
parts of south wall to support 1st-floor hearth. Remains of wall cupboards
on 1st floor.
Shielings and Bastles: Ramm, McDowall, Mercer : HMSO : 1970.
Listing NGR: NY8689695058
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Source: English Heritage
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