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Bastle at White House Farm, Glassonby, Cumbria

Reconstruction drawing of Bastle at White House Farm,
Glassonby, Nr Penrith, Cumbria

A bastle stands among farm buildings at White House Farm in the village of Glassonby. The basement is not stone vaulted; the floor is carried on beams. The original ground-floor doorway is in the gable end wall. The doorway to the upper storey is reached by a short flight of external stone steps.
The first floor doorway would have been reached at one time by a removable stair or ladder. The roof we see today is low pitched though the original kneelers remain to show that it was once much more steeply pitched as can be seen in the reconstruction drawing.

No stone vaulted bastles have been found in Cumberland. The building is now used as a farm store but is in a good state of preservation.

Cumbria, Glassonby, White House Farm
OS sheet: NY. 91 GR: 577389

Image filename: Glassonby Bastle dr PA
Record ID: C3004

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