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Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Lanton

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Lanton 1

Canmore ID 57092

Site Number NT62SW 15

NGR NT 6203 2179

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT62SW 15 6203 2179.

(NT6203 2179) Tower (NAT) (Site of).

OS 6" map, Roxburghshire, (1923).

'The site of this stronghold is situated close to Lanton village. The last vestiges were removed and used for the erection of the adjoining houses about fifty years ago. No other information can be had respecting its origin.

Name Book 1859.

No further information.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 23 January 1967.

NT 621 218 An evaluation trench was excavated in February 2002 along the line of an access road leading to a single proposed house on land to the NE of the site of Lanton Tower (NT62SW 15-16). Features revealed included field drains and several amorphous shallow patches containing black soil and degraded charcoal. An area of paving located between the grassed-over tower base and the barmkin wall was recorded, as was the barmkin wall itself. This was well preserved, with an earthen external face 0.5m high and a drystone-revetted internal elevation.

Report deposited in Scottish Borders SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsor: Mr Douglas Page.

I Suddaby 2002


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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