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Boreland Mote

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Boreland Mote

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 64161

Site Number NX65SW 7

NGR NX 6460 5175

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX65SW 7 6460 5175.

(NX 64605175) Boreland Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1910)

The motte at Boreland may have been occupied about 1150.

E S Armitage 1912

The mote-hill of Boreland is an oval artificially-scarped rocky hillock 18 to 21 feet high, its summit measuring 118 feet north to south by 80 feet east to west. On the north edge there is a stony mound 10 feet in diameter and about 1 foot high. The whole is surrounded by a ditch about 38 feet wide and 12 feet deep, within a counterscarp up to 12 feet high and broken by gaps on NE and west.


As described by RCAHMS. Still known as "Boreland Mote".

Visited by OS (WDJ) 29 January 1965.


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