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Thirlestane Tower

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Thirlestane Tower

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 59313

Site Number NT82NW 5

NGR NT 8031 2874

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT82NW 5 8031 2874.

(NT 8031 2874) Thirlestane Tower (NR) (Site of)

OS 6"map, Roxburghshire, (1923).

The old mansion house of Thirlestane stood near Lochtour: it was pulled down c 1837.

It was the property of Sir Andrew Ker of Greenhead before 1661.

A Jeffrey 1857.

The site of this tower, situated on a raised platform, was almost certainly protected on the south and east by the Yetholm Bog (NT82NW 12).

No structural remains survive but the name and site are still known locally.

Visited by OS(RD) 24 November 1967.


Sbc Note

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

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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