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Broadwall

Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Broadwall

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 61073

Site Number NX13SW 37

NGR NX 130 333

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmaiden
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX13SW 037 130 333.

"Broadwall: A small farm house and outhouses in bad repair. Tradition speaks of an old castle or building having formerly stood here, but the site of which cannot be seen now and from which it is supposed Broad Wall got its name." In a later hand: "The present Broadwall is a superstructure the original walls of which are very broad at the base, but there is no other reason for thinking that a castle has ever stood here, nor is it credited by any respectable authority."

Name Book 1848

There are no visible remains of the castle which is traditionally said to have stood at Broadwall.

Name Book 1848; RCAHMS 1985, visited September 1984

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