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rosetri (added) (Rosetrees Bastle)

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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Rosetere

In the civil parish of Kirkandrews.
In the historic county of Cumberland, England.
Modern Authority of Cumbria, England.
1974 county of Cumbria, England.
Medieval County of Debatable Lands.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY356668
Latitude 54.99161° Longitude -3.00804°

The given map reference is suggested as the probable location of rosetri (added) shown on the Aglionby Platt.

There are no visible remains.

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

  • 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

Supposed stonehouse now demolished; within CAD (Army Depot).
Shown on 1590 map as 'rosetree' without a symbol and as a house on the 1607 Platt. Cole, states 'a stonehouse of some pretensions should be located at Rosetrees, the family had the money to build one... the building may have resembled Blackhouse in Selkirkshire, or Fulton Tower, Roxburghshire. These were rectangular houses having a spacious staircase in a round tower at one corner' and he suggests that this is what a 1607 map by Pont attempts to show and illustrates.
Cole gives further references back to 1541.
Cole states that the 'archaeological potential is virtually nil, by reason of the position at the centre of CAD Longtown. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Farm shown on early OS maps and location is certain. Nothing like the farm plan survives on the air photo of the military depot and it is clear the building has been totally demolished.
Arguably best described as a superior bastle rather than a towerhouse.
Added to Alginonby's map by Lord Burghley with an incomplete circle as symbol.
The resident householder c. 1590.

1561 - Wille Greymes ("The names of the Greymes of Eske and Leven within the Countie of Cumberland gyven in by Richard Greyme of Netherbye to the Lorde Dacre, Warden of the West Marche of England" P.R.O. SP 59/9 ff. 197-203 (CSP For, 1561-62, no. 442), dated 23 August i 56 r)
- see Spence, R.T., 1980, 'The Graham Clans and Lands on the eve of the Jacobean Pacification' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. 80 p. 92 online copy
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