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Birrens

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Birrens

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 67100

Site Number NY27NW 4.01

NGR NY 219 751

NGR Description NY c. 219 751

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/67100

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY27NW 4.01 c. 219 751.

There was a small tower-house within the Roman fort NY27NW 4.00, datable to the 15th and 16th centuries, and occupied by a family of Carlyles. It is not known whet her there was an earlier building, but this is likely. There were occupied dwelling s within the fort area until well into the 18th century. Surface finds of medieval pottery have occasionally been made.

W Roy 1747-55; W A J Prevost 1961; A E Truckell and J Williams 1967.

Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.

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