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from Cramalt South Tower, Meggetland, Selkirk

Postcard of Disc.
© National Museums Scotland


This slate disc was found in the rubble in the basement of Cramalt South Tower in Meggetland in Selkirkshire. It dates from the 16th or 17th century and may have been used as a pot lid.

Slate disc from the rubble in the basement of Cramalt South Tower, Meggetland, Selkirkshire, 16th - 17th century

The Megget valley, or 'Meggetland' as it was commonly called, was an outlying district of the ancient forest of Ettrick, a hunting preserve created by David I during the 12th century. Cramalt was an important strategic site in the valley and the tower is first mentioned in 1530.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-423-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.59
Date: 16th - 17th century
16th or 17th century
Material: Slate
Dimensions: 100 mm D x 8 mm Th
Where: Scotland, Selkirkshire, Meggetland, Cramalt (From rubble in basement of Cramalt South Tower)
  • Maxwell-Irving, Alastair M T. Cramalt Tower: historical survey and excavations 1977-9. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 111 (1981), pp 401-429. 
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