NX3446 : Druchtag Motehill (Druchtag Motte), Mochrum

taken 1 year ago, near to Mochrum, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Druchtag Motehill (Druchtag Motte), Mochrum
Druchtag Motehill (Druchtag Motte), Mochrum
This kind of earthwork and timber castle became a common feature in the landscape of south-west Scotland from the 12th century. It was the castle of a feudal lord, but who he was is not known. The motte was built not only for defence, but as a symbol of lordship. Druchtag seems to have been abandoned at an early date and was never replaced by a stone castle.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motte 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3494 4666 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:47.2562N 4:34.1115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3491 4667
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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