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Shittleheugh Bastle, Otterburn

Description: Shittleheugh Bastle

Grade: II
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

Location: Otterburn, Northumberland NE19 1JQ

Locality: Otterburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 1JQ

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Listing Text

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
full height.

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

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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