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- n. A medieval fortified house, in northern England and the Scottish borders
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The second wooden building is the last in the sequence on the north granary site; it wasn't the final building in the fort, as there is at least a medieval tower house, an early modern bastle house and the 17th/18th century farmhouse.
Man nehme einen Dialogschnipsel von Hitchcocks Die Vögel und bastle daraus ein eigene kleine Szene.
It was a fine home for a borderer—no bastle house, but still, a large cottage.
The traces of these days of raid and foray are to be found in abundance all over Coquetdale, as indeed all over Northumberland, in pele-tower and barmkyn, fortified dwelling and bastle house.