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Redheugh Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Redheugh Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 67876

Site Number NY48NE 7

NGR NY 4944 8981

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Castleton
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NY48NE 7 4944 8981

(NY 4935 8978) Redheugh Tower (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

This spot was pointed out by three local informants in 1858 as the site of Redheugh Tower, property of the Elliotts (Name Book 1858).

(See also NY48NE 10) "Robin Elliot of the Reddhughe, cheife of the Ellotes" (of Liddesdale) is on record in 1583.


The site falls on a level area overlooking the flood plain of the Hermitage Water. No trace of any structure could be found. The landowner (Sir Arthur Elliot, Redheugh, Newcastleton) agrees with the OS site and although Dr Robson (Hawick Museum) suspects that this is the probable site of Redheugh Tower, he has no documentary evidence to support this view.

Visited by OS (TRG) 21 June 1979

At NY 4944 8981 are the buried footings of a 2-compartmented rectangular building. Possibly the site of Redheugh Tower found by dowsing. The site at NY 4935 8978 is too small, and may be a curling-stone storehouse.

Information from letter from A Elliott, Providence Cottage, Bishop Auckland, Durham 10 November 1986.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This was the site of an archaeological monument, which may no longer be visible.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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