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Publication Account

Date 1980

Event ID 1018411

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


The motte, known as the motte of Hawick, located about a quarter of a mile south west of the confluence of the two streams Teviot and Slitrig, has been dated to the twelfth century, a date when the Lovell family held Hawick (RCAM, 1956, 135). The top is flat and stands about twenty five feet above the level of the base which itself measured ninety-seven feet six inches in diameter.

Information from ‘Historic Hawick: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1980).

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