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Dandy Baities (Dandie Baities)

a location shown on a 1590 map of the West Marches of Scotland (The Aglionby Platt)

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Dandy Barties; Dandy Ba'rties

In the civil parish of Westerkirk.
In the historic county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Modern Authority of Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland.
1974 county of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY2991
Latitude 55.21043° Longitude -3.11337°

The given map reference is suggested as the probable location of Dandy Baities shown on the Aglionby Platt.

There are no visible remains.

The likely form(s) of this building in 1590 are;

  • Unmortared Pele
    Pele House ('bastle').

A section of the 1590 Aglionby Platt. Image reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland
Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland

The site of 'Dandy Baities' tower, recorded on a map of 1590, cannot be identified. It lay on the E side of the River Esk between the towers of Shiel (NY29SE 24, NY c. 283 916) and Crooks (NY29SE 19, NY c. 296 921). (J and R Hyslop 1912; RCAHMS 1980)
Listed as tower. (RCAHMS 1997) (Canmore)

Transcribed as Dandie Baities by Maxwell-Irving although I transcribe this as Dandy Barties or, if the dot in the text is deliberate and not a blot, Dandy Ba'rties.
The location is unknown and may even have even been on the west bank of the Esk, as the 1590 map does not always put sites on the correct bank. If it was on the west bank then perhaps Enzieholm at NY288914 or Bogle Walls, at NY29249124, where some defensive earthworks of uncertain date had 'On top of the rampart, are the grass covered remains of a stone wall measuring about 1.0m in width and 0.3m high'. The number of possible sites in the area is limited, particularly when considering the Roy map of 1755.
The resident householder c. 1590.

See Beatty, John D. and Beaty, Leslie F., n.d., A Summary of Batie and Batison Families in Sixteenth Century Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland online copy
Hyslop, J. and Hyslop, R., 1912, Langholm as it was: a history of Langholm and Eskdale from the earliest times p. 294 online copy
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This record created on 06/06/2015 07:45:45; This record last updated on 17/09/2015 11:03:44

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