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Oblique aerial view.

SC 1759550

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 1984

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1759550

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 65443

Scope and Content Aerial view of Tinwald motte, Dumfries and Galloway Lying at the southern end of Tinwald are the remains of a ploughed down medieval motte. Such timber and earth castles are the most tangible evidence of the increasing Anglo-Norman influences in 12th-century Scotland. Ploughing has reduced the earthen motte to a mis-shapen mound although the ditch at the base of the mound is clearly visible. Traces of a palisade enclosing an oval bailey can just be seen, outlined by the taller crop (appearing as a lighter line). During the reign of David I (1124-1153) many Norman nobles received estates across southern Scotland. Motte-and-bailey castles served as potent symbols of their lordship as well as fortified residences for themselves and their retainers. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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