We have spent time during this lockdown period tidying up the Bastle and Joiners Shop.
The cobbles have been cleared of moss and the lane has now been re-dressed with 14 tons of new gravel from the road and into the Joiners Shop driveway.
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The Bastle is a Grade II listed fortified farmhouse.
Built in Tudor times when Elizabeth I was Queen, William Shakespeare was penning his sonnets and the infamous Border Reivers were raiding across the English / Scottish borderlands, devastating local communities in the 16th / 17th centuries.