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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 86896 95058


OTTERBURN SHITTLEHEUGH 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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Ramm, H G , Shielings and Bastles, (1970)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 16 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/07173/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Lumley. Source Historic England Archive
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