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Conchieton

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Conchieton

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 64158

Site Number NX65SW 4

NGR NX 6404 5342

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NX65SW 4 6404 5342.

(NX 64045342) Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1910)

The mote below Conchieton is vague and nearly ploughed out, but it is about 150 feet long, aligned NE and SW. On the west there has been a marsh, and on this side the trench is still perfectly visible. At the north corner there is a mound of large stones, possibly artificial.

F R Coles 1893

The mote is "quite indescribable". Facing the roadway on the north is a curving bank which has a somewhat regular and artificial-looking scarp some 6 to 8 feet in height, but elsewhere all signs of defences have been obliterated.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911.

This feature has been virtually destroyed. The mound has been so quarried (to a depth of c.2.0m) that the feature is unrecognisable as a motte. On the SW are the remains of an outer scarp, c.1.0m high, which may be spoil. A marshy area lies to the NW, but no traces of a ditch or trench remain.

Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (WDJ) 26 January 1965

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