NT5647 : Old Thirlestane Castle

taken 9 years ago, near to Thirlestane, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Old Thirlestane Castle
Old Thirlestane Castle
This is the south wall of the ruined remains of a 16th century tower house to the west of Boondreigh Water, and the possible site of an early Maitland residence. The tower seems to have been originally oblong on plan and at least three storeys high. It was built shortly before 1572, when it was attacked and burnt by Alexander Home of Crosbie. Rebuilding took place when a stair-turret was added to the west wall, converting the building into a T-plan. Cottages at Thirlestane Farm are in the background on the far left.
(Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides - Borders).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 March, 2008
Category
Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5650 4737 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:43.0674N 2:41.6394W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5649 4735
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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