Kirkcudbright, Moat Brae

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Alternative Names Kirkcudbright Mote; Kirkcudbright Castle
Site Type MOTTE
Canmore ID 64081
Site Number NX65SE 40
NGR NX 6831 5109
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish KIRKCUDBRIGHT
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District STEWARTRY
Former County KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX65SE 40 6831 5109

(NX 6831 5109) Moat Brae (NR)
OS 6" map (1854)

Moat Brae: An elliptical mound, about 12ft high on its N and W sides, said to have been the burial gorund of the old parish church.
Name Book 1850

The citadel of Kirkcudbright Mote, the fore-runner of the early 13th century castle (NX65SE 26), probably stood at the highest point in the High Street. Plans indicate that the Mote, elliptical in form NE to SW, extend well past MacLellan's Castle (NX65SE 28). Buildings occupy the north glacis.
J Robison 1926

Mote Brae is as described by ONB. It is known by that name locally. Its present limits are as shown on OS 25".
Visited by OS (EGC) 5 March 1965

 
Books and References

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No.149, 101 Held at RCAHMS Ref

Robison, J (1926) Kirkcudbright (St Cuthbert's town): its mote, castle, monastery and parish churches, Dumfries
Page(s): 47-53 Held at RCAHMS D.3.23.KIR

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