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Shittleheugh Bastle

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterburn, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.2495 / 55°14'58"N

Longitude: -2.2077 / 2°12'27"W

OS Eastings: 386896

OS Northings: 595058

OS Grid: NY868950

Mapcode National: GBR F70R.V0

Mapcode Global: WHB0Z.290Z

Plus Code: 9C7V6QXR+RW

Entry Name: Shittleheugh Bastle

Listing Date: 7 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239715

Location: Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Otterburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Otterburn St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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

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