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Mouswald Place

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Mouswald Place

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 66162

Site Number NY07SE 1

NGR NY 06120 73870

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Mouswald
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY07SE 1 0610 7386.

See also NY07SE 28.00.

(NY 0610 7386) Tower (NR)

(Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The remains of the largest of five border keeps in the parish. It measured 23 ft. 11 in. by 17ft. 9 in. and the walls were 6 ft. thick. They stood up to 30 ft. high in 1912.

Statistical Account (OSA) 1793; RCAHMS 1920

The east wall and the returns at the NE and SE angles, standing to a height of c.10.0m, are all that remain of this tower. The walls are 2.0m thick, except at the NE return where the north wall, battered to a height of c4.0m, is 3.0m thick at ground level.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 31 October 1967

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (DWR) 22 February 1973.


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