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Burn Castle

Bastle (Medieval)

Site Name Burn Castle

Classification Bastle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 56029

Site Number NT55SW 13

NGR NT 5390 5140

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Lauder
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT55SW 13 5390 5140.

(NT 5390 5140) Burn Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

This is a traditionally pointed out as the site of Burn castle, a peel tower.

Name Book 1857

Nothing now remains of Burncastle except for some lime-covered stones of the foundations which are seen when the field is ploughed, about 100 yds NE of the present farmhouse. An associated well was found about 1857 when the stackyard was being levelled. It is now filled and closed.

A Thomson 1904

The old tower of Burncastle was connected with the Logan family, who acquired Fast Castle in the early 16th century.

J H Craw 1924

No trace now remains of this castle. Local inquiries produced no further information.

Visited by OS (JD) 11 May 1955

Previous field report confirmed.

Visited by OS (SFS) 4 August 1975


Sbc Note (21 March 2016)

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

Information from Scottish Borders Council

Previously also listed under duplicate site NT96SW 510 -CANCELLED. HES (LCK) 11.6.2024


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