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Balmaclellan Mote

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Balmaclellan Mote

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 64193

Site Number NX67NE 1

NGR NX 6525 7930

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX67NE 1 6525 7930

(NX 6525 7930) Balmaclellan Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

Balmaclellan Mote, a motte (R W Feachem 1956), is a truncated cone in shape, 18' high with a flat summit 38' in diameter. Its base is surrounded by a 12' wide ditch, 2' deep on the SW side, but under crop to the N, its extent being marked by the deeper green of the crop on that side when visited by the RCAHMS.

Coles was informed that it was partly excavated by a Dr Murray of Balmaclellan, but did not know the results.

F R Coles 1892; RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911; R W Feachem 1956.

This motte consists of a sand and gravel mound, 27.0m in diameter and 5.1m high with a flat top 11.0m in diameter. The ditch has been ploughed out.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (JP) 28 May 1975.


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