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Photos of Woodhouses Bastle, near Holystone, Northumberland -

A Bastle is a fortified dwelling, common in Northumberland and used to protect the owners during raids by the Scots and Border Reivers. The lower floor was used to house livestock while the owners would take refuge in the upper floor.

Woodhouses Bastle near Holystone is a well preserved example of one of these historic dwellings.

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Woodhouses Bastle.

Woodhouses Bastle - a fine example of a fortified farm house.

 

Autumn Colours near Woodhouses Bastle.

Autumn Colours near Woodhouses Bastle.

 

Woodhouses Bastle.

Woodhouses Bastle - a fine example of a fortified farm house.

Woodhouses Bastle.

 

Woodhouses Bastle - in the background is Holystone Grange.

Woodhouses Bastle - in the background is Holystone Grange.

 

View from Woodhouses Bastle.

View from Woodhouses Bastle.

View from Woodhouses Bastle.

 

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