bastide

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bastide.
1. As bastel.

2. Country-house in southern France.

3. Medieval fortified new town in South-West France, usually with a regular grid-like plan with a market place in the centre. Examples include Monpazier (founded 1284 by Edward I of England (reigned 1272–1307) ).

Bibliography

Lauret et al . (1988)