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Ayton Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Ayton Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Huildie's Tower; Huldie's Tower; Wall Tower; Ayton, Old Castle

Canmore ID 60259

Site Number NT96SW 67

NGR NT 928 613

NGR Description NT c. 928 613

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT96SW 67 c. 928 613

For (present) Ayton Castle (NT 92895 61379) and associated buildings, see NT96SW 62.00.

'In the vicinity of Ayton Castle (NT96SW 62, at NT 928 613) stood smaller fortalices called Huildie's Tower and the Wall Tower, the residences of smaller proprietors called Huildie and Orkney who held land as vassals of the barons of Ayton.'

A A Carr 1836.


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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