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Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Mosscastle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 46456

Site Number NS82SW 3

NGR NS 845 226

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Crawfordjohn
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS82SW 3 845 226.

It is possible that a peel tower stood at Mosscastle, where Forrest shows a castle in ruins on his map (of 1816).

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (W Goldie); G V Irving and A Murray 1864

Mosscastle farm (NS 845 226) derives its name from a castellated building which stood near it; the site cannot now be ascertained.

Name Book 1858

There is no trace of ruins or building foundations at Mosscastle. Local enquiries produced no further information.

Visited by OS (JD) 13 July 1955


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