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Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Knockhill

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) 'Duke Of Hoddoms'; 'knockhill Ye Dukes Howse'

Canmore ID 86785

Site Number NY17SE 78

NGR NY 166 740

NGR Description NY c. 166 740

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY17SE 78 c. 166 740

For country house of Knockhill (NY 1660 7400), see NY17SE 36.00.

A map of the West Marches of Scotland and England (dated 1590) notes 'Knockhill ye dukes howse'. In Blaeu's Atlas, where it is labelled 'Duke of Hoddoms', this is shown as standing in a park. The Hearth Tax returns of 1691 include a reference to the 'old tower house of Knockhill'; this may have stood in the vicinity of Knockhill House (NY17SE 36.00).

Information from RCAHMS (IF), 4 January 1996.

J and R Hyslop 1912; J M Corrie 1916; D Adamson 1972; J Stone 1991.

Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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