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The Dormont Book of Carlisle

Unlawful Games 59- Item, if any person or persons suffer hereafter any unlawful games to be played at or within his house or garden shall forfeit for every time. And the player at the same…

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Druimcoltran Castle, Dumfriesshire

DRUIMCOLTRAN CASTLE Now in a dilapidated and uncared-for condition, this interesting fortalice stands, surrounded by farm-buildings, about a mile-and-a-half N.N.E. of Kirkgunzeon. The building consists of a large rectangular tower, three storeys and a garret…

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Comlongan Castle, Dumfriesshire

COMLONGAN CASTLE SOME eight miles S.E. of Dumfries, on the flat plain of the Solway, stands the well-preserved 5th-century tower of Comlongafl, with a large modern mansion adjoining. It is oblong on plan, measuring 421…

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Closeburn Castle, Dumfriesshire

CLOSEBURN CASTLE CL0SEBURN CASTLE, probably one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, s situated about a mile east of the Nithsdale village of the same name. The castle, which dates from the late 14th…

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Cardoness Castle, Galloway

CARDONESS CASTLE CARDONESS is a massive well-built tower of probably i 5th-century con¬struction, occupying the summit of a rocky mound on the right bank of the Water of Fleet about a mile-and-a-half S.W. of Gatehouse.…

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Buittle Place, Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire

BUITTLE PLACE THIs typical late 16th-century laird’s house is situated on the west bank of the River Urr about a mile..and-a-half N.W. of Dalbeattie. It lies a short distance from the remains of the old…

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Bonshaw Tower, Annandale, Dumfriesshire

BONSHAW TOWER A 16TH-CENTURY tower, standing on the west bank of the Kirtle Water, about one mile south of Kirtlebridge in the parish of Annan, Dumfries¬shire. The plan is oblong, measuring 361 by 27 feet.…

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Barmagachan Wigtownshire

SOMEWHAT similar in style to Balsarroch, in Wigtownshire, this small laird’s house is pleasantly situated on a slight eminence about two miles N.W. of Borgue. It is a rubble-built structure, oblong on plan, and rises…

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Barjarg Tower Dumfriesshire

AN L-shaped tower, dating probably from the end of the i6th century, which now forms the East wing of a large modern mansion situated some four miles S.E. of Pen-pont, Dumfriesshire. It is built of…

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Barholm Castle, Galloway

OCCUPYING a lofty situation above that picturesque coast road which runs from Gatehouse to Newton Stewart, and commanding extensive views over Wigtown Bay, this L-shaped tower, dating from the late 16th or early 17th century,…

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Amisfield Tower, Dumfriesshire

AMISFIELD stands some five miles north of Dumfries, in the parish of Tinwald, and is perhaps the most picturesque of the Border towers. Completed in 6co, it reaches the pinnacle of 6th-century castellated architecture, and…

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