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Newton Arlosh Fortified Church Tower

Newton Arlosh Church, a fortified church on the Solway The 14th century church at Newton Arlosh stands close by the fords across the Solway that in earlier times were used by raiders from across the…

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Lanercost Priory Fortified Buildings

Lanercost Priory, Fortified Buildings, Cumbria Lanercost, because of its position so close to the Border, suffered a series of devastating Scottish raids over the years. When David II plundered Lanercost in the 14th century, the…

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Great Salkeld Fortified Church Tower

Fortified tower of Great Salkeld Church, Great Salkeld, Cumbria The village of Great Salkeld in the Eden valley, a few miles north-east of Penrith lies on a route frequented by raiders in the past. In…

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Burgh-by-Sands Church; Fortified Church Towers, Cumbria

Burgh-by-Sands Fortified Church Tower

Burgh-by-Sands Church; Fortified Church Towers, Cumbria The Solway village of Burgh-by-Sands lies on a route frequented by Scots Reivers in the past who forded the Solway here. The fortified Church tower was built of stones…

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