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Newbie (Newbie Mains)

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

In the civil parish of Annan.
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: NY17426469
Latitude 54.97001° Longitude -3.29144°

Newbie Mains has been suggested as a location on the Aglionby Platt although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.

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

  • Tower House (baronial).

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 1742 6469) Newbie Castle (NR) (Site of) (OS 6" map (1945))
Newbie Castle was demolished about the year 1816 when the present farmsteading (NY16SE 22.00) was erected, mainly from its stones. All that now remains of the castle is a small portion of walling on a slight rise in the stackyard. It is said to have been surrounded by a moat with drawbridge at one time, but there are now no remains of these visible. It was once the stronghold of the Marquises of Annandale. (Name Book 1858)
The remains of the castle consist of a few pieces of masonry at ground level; but insufficient to indicate any outline. Visited by OS (WDJ) 23 October 1967.
Listed as tower. (RCAHMS 1997) (Canmore)

Now demolished and much extended in the C17 and C18 so the C16 form is unclear but probably some form of tower house of several storeys. Was the seat of Marquess of Annadale in the C18 and may have been the caput of the barony of Newbie in the C16.
The resident householder c. 1590.

baron of Newbie
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This record created on 13/06/2015 07:52:26; This record last updated on 17/09/2015 10:46:03

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