This section will look at the shelters people had for themselves. It is spilt into 4 sub-sections covering the main types of habitation; from the simple house to the fortified farmhouse, the Bastle (a form found more generally on the English side of the Border); the Tower House and the Castle.
There are many castles in the Borderland, but we will be looking only at those which formed a base of national importance for defence of the realm but which were also used as the headquarters of the Wardens in the 16th Century.
For this reason, the castles illustrated are Carlisle, Caerlaverock, Lochmaben, Hermitage and Berwick.
At the end of this section, you will find pages entitled “See for Yourself”. This will give you information about the places I have used as examples in this section on “Habitation”, which you may care to visit for yourself, as well as some other places of interest.
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