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Cornhill Castle (Cornhill-on-Tweed)

The castle is first mentioned in documentary sources in the late 14th century when it was taken and demolished by the Scots. It seems to have suffered several times from cross-border conflicts between the 14th and 16th centuries. None of the structure of the castle survives today, except for a few earthworks. They lie on the edge of a river cliff above the River Tweed where a slight earthwork enclosure marks the site of the castle. The castle was last recorded in the late 18th century but its demolition seems to have been complete. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N962
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cornhill-on-Tweed


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