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'Sime Of Whitteside'

Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name 'Sime Of Whitteside'

Classification Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Whitlawside; 'mereburne'; Muirburn

Canmore ID 67904

Site Number NY48SW 3

NGR NY 444 800

NGR Description NY c. 444 800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY48SW 3 c. 444 800.

"Sime of Whitesside" tower is shown W of "Mereburne" (Muirburn) near its confluence with Liddel Water (NY 453 796) on a map of 1590.

(?Whitlawside: NY 444 800)

J and R Hyslop 1912

There is no local information about a tower in this area and although Dr Robson (Hawick Museum) suggests that there may have been a tower associated with Whitlawside (NY48SW 8), he has no positive record of it.

Visited by OS (MJF), 7 August 1979

The tower of 'Sime of Whitteside' is noted on a map of 1590 to the W of the junction of the Muir Burn with the River Liddle. It cannot be located.

T H B Graham 1914; RCAHMS 1981.

There is no change to the existing record.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 23 July 1993.

Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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