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Crag Tower

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Crag Tower

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 56850

Site Number NT61NE 17

NGR NT 6989 1899

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Oxnam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT61NE 17 6989 1899.

Name Centred at NT6999 1897) Crag Tower (NR) (Site of)

OS 6"map, Roxburghshire, (1923).

On the E. bank of the Oxnam below the village, strongly fortified. Built on a bold rocky eminence, surrounded on three sides by water. Remains nearly all removed a few years ago.

NSA 1845.

The remains of Crag Tower (NT 6890 1899), situated on a promontory, are protected on the N, S and W by steep natural defences, on the NE by a gully and on the SE by a rampart, now c 0.7m high, with a shallow outer ditch, the latter an artificial, SW extension to the gully. The grass-covered, foundations of the tower, at the east end of the promontory, measure c 8.0m E to W by 5.0m N to S and are c 1.7m above the footings of a possible courtyard to the west.

Resurveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS(RD) 25 January 1967.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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