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Fruid Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Fruid Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 49742

Site Number NT11NW 2

NGR NT 1065 1803

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Tweedsmuir
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Tweeddale
  • Former County Peebles-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT11NW 2 1065 1803.

(NT 1065 1803) The site of Fruid Castle, which is now marked by some grassy mounds and a few old trees, is said to be near the house at Fruid. The Castle is thought to have been built before Oliver Castle (NT02NE 1 ), which was erected by the Frasers who also built Fruid - in the latter part of the twelfth century.

J W Buchan and H Paton 1927; W Grant 1948

The supposed site of Fruid Castle now lies in part of the Fruid Reservoir.

Visited by OS (J P) 13 November 1974.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This was the site of an archaeological monument, which may no longer be visible.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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