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Applegarth Motte

Cross (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Applegarth Motte

Classification Cross (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Applegarthtoun; Applegarthtown; Applegarth Mote; Applegarth House, Motte

Canmore ID 66813

Site Number NY18SW 1

NGR NY 10433 84197

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Applegarth
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY18SW 1 10433 84197

(NY 1043 8419) Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1957).

Location formerly entered as NY 1043 8419.

Steeply scarped on W, 29 ft. high, diminishing to 14 ft on S and E and 6ft on N. A 6ft terrace about 6ft from the summit on S and E which descends to base level on the N, appears to be original, but below it is a modern retaining wall, and it is possible that the profile has been altered in comparatively recent times. Summit 105 ft N-S, 106 ft E-W. If there was a trench on the N side there is now no trace, nor is it possible to say if a base-court ever existed.

D Christison 1891; RCAHMS 1920.

As described above.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 19 May 1966.

Listed as motte and cross (lost).

RCAHMS 1997.

Scheduled as 'Applegarth House, motte 65m S of...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 15 march 2010.

Motte [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2010.

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