bastle

bastle

(ˈbæstəl)
n
a fortified farmhouse built near to the Scottish–English border, particularly during the 16th and 17th centuries
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Perilous Necessity: The Emergence of the Fortified Bastle House in 16th Century Northumberland.
I hope up in Heaven there is a 'Councy Bastle' and when we meet again we can be both bounce together on that 'Councy Bastle' I will always miss you Dad.
Murray's Swiss nightmare could continue today when he faces George Bastle in the ATP Thailand Open in Bangkok.
It was game, set and match to George Bastle, Paradorn Srichaphan and Olivier Rochus in the second round of the men's singles as they defeated tennis greats Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Marat Safin respectively.
The nobles had their castles, but far more common were the pele towers and bastle houses.
| Doddington Bastle, Northumberland, added to the register in 2000, removed in 2006.
Black Middens Bastle House between Falstone and Bellingham is a ruined 16th Century fortified farmhouse with access to living quarters only on the first floor.
Hesleyside and the surrounding area is steeped in history and remains of stone built fortified farmhouses, called bastles, of the Reiving days can be visited through the local Tarset Bastle Trail.
Set off a main road with a long drive leading to the main house, the farmhouse has an historic stone bastle, a stone barn and workshop.
Off the register are: NORTHUMBERLAND: The Church of St Lawrence in Warkworth and Shittleheugh Bastle, near Otterburn.
If you go up into North Tynedale, past Bellingham, having first passed 'Hole' Bastle, you're into outlaw country.