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Torthorwald Tower

 

 

 

 

Torthorwald TowerThe tower was the property of the Torthorwald family in the 13th century, and was the centre of the still-existing village of Torthorwald. The lands passed to the Kirkpatricks, then to Carlyles in 1418. In 1544, Lord Carlyle sacked the castle in a raid against his sister-in-law. The property passed by marriage to the Douglases of Parkhead in 1609.  It was later held by the Douglases of Drumlanrig.

 

It has obviously been abandoned for a long time, probably since 1715, and grass is growing pretty well on the upper wall.

 

 

See also:

  • Douglas of Torthorwald
  • The Lords Carlyle

     

     



     

     

     

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