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Hawick Motte
NT 499-141 Roxburghshire Scotland

Castle Hawick Motte is a 12th century earthwork flat-topped motte, founded by the Lovel family. On land granted to the Norman lord by King David, the fortress stands on high ground above the west bank of Siltrig Water. A coin of King Henry II, founded in a excavation of its encasing wide flat-bottomed ditch, gives a possible construction date. The position of the bailey which possibly lies uphill from the conical mound has been lost. Nearby is Drumlanrig's Tower and 7 miles north-east is Fatlips Castle.


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Hawick Motte is located in Moat Park, off the Loan. 11 miles west of Jedburgh, on the B6358-A698.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Hawick Motte pictures and large castle map
Hawick Motte Picture 1Hawick Motte Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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