Keys to the Past

Horton Castle (Tillside)

Horton Castle was first mentioned in a list of castles from 1415. In 1542 it was described as a `great tower'. By 1715 it was in a ruined state, though it was repaired and from 1740 to 1808 it was used as a house. It was finally demolished in the early 19th century. Nothing can be seen at the site today except for a few fragments of worked stone.

Reference number:N3810
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside

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