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Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Craigs

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Barnkin

Canmore ID 66197

Site Number NY07SW 1

NGR NY 0085 7258

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY07SW 1 0085 7258.

(NY 0085 7258) Tower (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

One of the walls of the Border tower at Craigs remained to a height of a few feet in the 19th c. The name "Barnkin", still in use in the area and published on N.G. 6" sheet, is significant.

Name Book 1856-98

No trace of this tower remains.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 9 August 1965


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