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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 719786

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/719786

NT54NW 54 53 47.

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Lauder is traditionally said to have been a royal burgh, erected by William the Lion, 1298 x 1328. However, there are objections to this, and it seems likely that Lauder, if it was not a 13th-century burgh, became a burgh only after being granted to Sir James Douglas, 1324 x 1325. Lauder was dependent on the earls of Douglas until the forfeiture of 1455.

G S Pryde 1965.

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