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Green Tower Motte

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Green Tower Motte

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Boreland Mote; Green Tower Mote; Boreland Of Anwoth

Canmore ID 63634

Site Number NX55NE 13

NGR NX 5847 5507

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Anwoth
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX55NE 13 5847 5507

(NX 5847 5507) Boreland or Green Tower Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

This motte lies with its main axis NNW-SSE, forming an oblong plateau c 367' long, divided into two c 84' from the S end by a shallow ditch 22' wide, the larger part having a uniform width of c 97', and the shorter drawing to a point in the S. Its greatest height, at the E, is 25', while at the NW extremity, the plateau has been isolated by a deep ditch 35' wide, and there are also traces of the ditch along the W side. There is no trace of any entrance.

In 1742 it is called the Green Tower Mote, "because there was sometime a great building of the name beside it".

F R Coles 1893; RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911; R W Feachem 1956.

A motte as described above. The name could not be confirmed locally.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 9 July 1970.

Green Tower Mote [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2009.


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