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Eckford Tower

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Eckford Tower

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 58223

Site Number NT72NW 12

NGR NT 7093 2615

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT72NW 12 7093 2615.

(NT 7093 2615) Eckford Tower (NR) (Site of).

OS 6", Roxburghshire, (1924).

Eckford Tower (Site).

There are no structural remains of this tower, which comes on record in 1526 (Reg Sec Sig 1908) and was presumably burnt in 1554 (Hamilton Papers, J Bain ed. 1892).

RCAHMS 1956, visited 20 October 1937.

'Burnt by an army under Sir Ralph Eure, 6th Sept 1554. Shortly after this it appears to have been rebuilt, but was again destroyed in 1570 by the Earl of Sussex.'

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

There is nothing to be seen of this tower. The site and name are still known locally.

Visited by OS(RD) 14 November 1967.


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


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