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Boreland Mote

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Boreland Mote

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Boreland Of Parton

Canmore ID 64223

Site Number NX67SE 3

NGR NX 6939 7091

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX67SE 3 6939 7091.

(NX 6939 7091) Boreland Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1958)

A motte (R W Feachem 1956) formed from a natural rocky hillock situated in an angle of the Boreland Burn and defended by the burn on the North and East. A ditch with an external rampart around the base of the hillock defends the West and South approaches. The entrance is in the SE where the ditch stops short of the natural slopes at the edge of the burn (RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911).

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 8 December 1969

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