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Edington Bastle

Bastle (Medieval)

Site Name Edington Bastle

Classification Bastle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Bastle Knowes

Canmore ID 59639

Site Number NT85NE 10

NGR NT 8897 5525

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT85NE 10 8897 5525.

(NT 8897 5525) Edington Bastle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6"map, (1957).

No traces now remain of Edington Bastle which occupied a strong position close to the steep river-cliffs (in the NW corner of a field called Bastle Knowes). It was reported at the end of the 18th century (OSA 1795) that 'shaped stones, and such as are used for cornices and lintels of doors, have often been turned up by the plough' at the site. It was destroyed by an English army (G Henderson 1876 at the same time as the bastles of Ayton and Hutton (16th century) (Name Book 1856). Listed as a site (RCAHMS 1915).

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979;

No trace of building foundations was seen, no futher information obtained during investigation in 1972.

Visited by OS (JP) 14 December 1972.


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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