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Lard o' Jockes Grenehag (Tinnis Burn)

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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Grenehag Tower; Liddel Water

In the civil parish of Castleton.
In the historic county of Roxburghshire, Scotland.
Modern Authority of Scottish Borders, Scotland.
1974 county of Borders, Scotland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY474831
Latitude 55.13990° Longitude -2.82589°

Tinnis Burn has been suggested as a location on the Aglionby Platt but is rejected as such.

There are no visible remains.

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

(Approx NY 474 831) A map in the British Museum dated December 1590 marks 'Lard o' Jockes Grenehag' with a tower symbol, N of the confluence of the Tinnis Burn with the Liddel Water, and W of the latter. (A Jeffrey 1864)
The indicated site falls on flat land under pasture; no remains of a tower could be seen. The researches of Dr Robson (Hawick Museum) substantiate the named occupation in this general area, but suggests a form of stronghouse was unlikely. Visited by OS (TRG) 2 July 1979. (Canmore)

A confused record. The 1590 map shows two towers one called 'LardgJockes' (the hand-writting is open to other interpretations) north of the confluence of the 'Tinsburne' (now Tinnis Burn) with the Liddel Water and another 'Grenehag' south of Burn. The first is probably Puddingburn Tower the second Greena Tower. The 1590 map does not allow sites to located with the precision suggested in the Canmore record and the suggestion the site was in the alluvial plain of the river is not one that can be supported.
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