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Overton

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Overton

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Wallans; Castle Wallans; Temple-hall

Canmore ID 46565

Site Number NS84NW 5

NGR NS 8140 4908

NGR Description NS c. 8140 4908

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NS84NW 5 c. 8140 4908.

(Area NS 8140 4908) At Wallans, on the south side of the Clyde, and, at one time evidently an islet, part of an old wall still stands, said to be the ruin of a fortalice where at some time Sir William Wallace found refuge. It is sometimes called Castle Wallans and Temple-Hall.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

Apart from a dyke bounding the river the land referred to is under deep plough; no trace of the wall referred to is to be seen. No worked stones were visible in the area.

Visited by OS (JFC) 18 March 1954.

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