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Barracks House Glasson
NY 253-605 Cumbria England

Barracks HouseBarracks House was originally a rectangular 16th century stone two storey defensible farmhouse. Restored back into a dwelling house in 1982, this extensively altered bastle retains original slit vents, a first floor water outlet on the north angle and a blocked attic window. The rear wall had a ground floor entrance with a drawbar tunnel but this was enlarged and its lintel reused as a mantelpiece. In the thick north wall are the remains of a spiral stair and the raised gables have a 1760s datestone with initials T.M. Its irregularly laid thick sandstone walls taken from Hadrian's Wall, provided first floor living accommodation and ground floor shelter for the livestock. Occupied by middle-rank farmers, clusters of bastles could give support from cross-border reivers but this is an extremely rare building in this area. A mile south-east is Drumburgh Castle.


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Barracks House is located in Glasson, 10 miles north-west of Carlisle, on B5307-local roads.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Barracks House pictures and large castle map
Barracks House Picture 1Barracks House Picture 2Barracks House Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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