Meaning of bastle house in English:

bastle house

Pronunciation /ˈbastl haʊs/


(also bastel house)
  • A fortified farmhouse of a type chiefly found in northern England close to the Scottish border, typically built in the 16th or early 17th century as a defence against raiders, and having a vaulted ground floor used for storage and livestock, the main living area being on the upper floor and reached by means of an external staircase or ladder.


Mid 16th century. From bastel, variant of bastille + house.