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Martin:Crosiers of Bakstonleis (Hudshouse)

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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Liddel Water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: NY57559786
Latitude 55.27309° Longitude -2.66960°

The given map reference is suggested as the probable location of Martin:Crosiers of Bakstonleis shown on the Aglionby Platt.

There are masonry footings remains.

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

  • Tower House (gentry)
    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

(NY 5755 9786) Tower (NR) (site of)
OS 6" map (1923)
A square tower of which only the foundations remain, stood at Hudshouse.
OSA 1795 (J Pirkle).
'A house two storeys high formerly a farm present in ruins.'
Name Book 1863.
Near Hudshouse, a farm-steading even in recent times, but now in ruins. There are here the scanty remains of an ancient tower of the Croziers.
J Hardy 1890.
No definite traces of a tower exist, but the foundations of a farmstead (probably of early modern date) remain in a considerably mutilated condition, now grassed over. The footings of two rectangular buildings can be traced lying paralled to each other c.7.0m apart; and abutting the NW angle of the larger building is a rubble mound, c.10m square, which seems to have been another building - possibly the tower.
The site has been enclosed by a now mutilated bank on the N, E and W sides and by the river on the S.
Visited by OS (JLD), 6 October 1960.
The mound of rubble, 10m square, is probably the remains of the tower.
Visited by RCAHMS (PC), March 1985.
A farmstead annotated Hudshouse (Ruins of) and comprising one unroofed long building of two compartments and one enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Roxburghshire 1863, sheet xxxix).
The fragmentary remains of one unroofed building and of one enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1988).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 1 August 2000. (Canmore)

The only peel house that remains entire is Hudshouse; the vault is immensely strong, and has had double doors, bolted on the inside. (OSA 1795)

The actual form of the Crozier house is not clear but does seem to have been some form of strong house. A three storey tower is possibly but a vaulted pele-house may be more likely.
The resident householder c. 1590.

Martin Crozier
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