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Craigie Wood

Barmkin (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Craigie Wood

Classification Barmkin (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Rathburne House, Tower House And Barmkin

Canmore ID 57411

Site Number NT65NE 6

NGR NT 6834 5722

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Longformacus
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT65NE 6 6834 5722

(NT 6834 5722) Peel (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, Berwickshire, 2nd ed., (1908).

Tower [NR]

(Remains of) [NAT

OS 1:10,000 map, 1982.

See also NT65NE 13.

Traditionally a tower of considerable strength, which belonged to the Sinclairs, stood here.

Name Book 1857.

The much-scattered remains of a four-sided courtyard wall of unmortared rubble masonry, 1.3m in maximum height, enclose a confused mass of earth and stones which cover the remains of the tower. The probable E wall can just be traced as a faint course, thus making the structure approximately 12.0m by 11.0m. The site is defended on the S and SW by precipitous slopes to the river; the rest of the site was protected by a ditch, now considerably silted up.

Visited by OS (JFC) 16 December 1954.

As described in the previous field report. The shallow ditch, 6.0m average width, is most pronounced on the E side of the tower, but fades out to the NW.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 30 October 1963.

The probable remains of a tower, possibly the predecessor of that described on NT65NE 13.

H M Brown 1959; RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979.

Scheduled as 'Rathburne House, tower house 180m NW of... the ruined remains of a rectangular tower and its associated barmkin enclosure...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 30 March 2009.


Sbc Note

Visibility: Upstanding building, which may not be intact.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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