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Coaltown Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Coaltown Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 50180

Site Number NT15NE 4

NGR NT 1808 5701

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT15NE 4 1808 5701

(NT 1808 5701) Coaltown Tower (NR) (site of).

OS 6" map (1962)

The fortalice of Coaltown, of which no trace existed in 1915, stood in a field called Coaltown Park, between Cumberland Parks and Monk's Burn.

Name Book 1852; RCAHMS 1929, visited 1915.

No trace remains; site lies in an undulating arable field above the west side of a ravine.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 12 February 1970.


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