Friday, March 27, 2009

Bastle House I

Bastle Houses from "Grand Manner" are getting painted up. Bastle houses were unique to the English-Scottish Border. When Reivers were about, the locals would lock their livestock in the ground floor and retire themselves to the first floor. The ground floor was secured by stout doors that would take reivers some time to get through. The first floor also had stout doors and small windows. With a slate, steeply pitched roof, the Bastle House was secure from quick entry and arson and slowed down any Reivers until help could arrive.
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