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Places Identified

Facsimile map, A Platt of the Opposete Border of Scotland to ye West Marches of England, parts of Cumberland and Scotland including the Dabatable Land, from a manuscript drawn for William Cecil, Lord Burghley, about 1590, published by R B Armstrong, 1897.

NB: each image includes an overlap, places in the overlap are not listed. The images are roughly equivalent to ngr 10Km squares and are listed from top left to bottom right.


All places in Cumberland have been identified, but only places immediately across the border in Scotland have been attempted. The Old Cumbria Gazetteer aims for Cumbria!


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Caddroun Burn -- river -- NY5898 (etc) -- 'Helcaldenburne' -- river

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Backstonelees (?) -- locality -- NY9860 (?) -- 'Martin Crosiers of bakstonleis' -- circle, tower, cross
Liddel Water -- river -- boundary -- national boundary -- county boundary -- NY4377 (etc) -- 'Liddall flu' -- river
Wheel Causeway -- track -- NY6098 (etc) -- 'y wheele Cawsey' -- track

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Lochmaben Castle -- castle -- NY0981 -- 'Loughmaben: cast' -- walls, two towers

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Clints, The -- locality -- NY5391 -- 'ye Clints' -- circle, tower, cross
Gorrenberry -- building/s -- NY46959712 -- 'Gorramburie' -- circle, tower, cross
Hermitage Castle -- castle -- NY49619605 -- 'Armitage' -- circle, tower, cross
Hermitage Cottage -- building/s -- NY50769545 -- 'Milholme' -- circle, tower perhaps
Hermitage Water -- river -- NY4896 (etc) -- 'Riddall flu' -- river
Larriston -- building/s -- NY5494 -- 'Ladiestaine Ro: Ellotts' -- circle, tower
Pickeringhaw (?) -- locality -- NY5494 (?) -- 'Pickeringhaw' -- circle, tower
Prickinghaugh (?) -- locality -- NY5191 (guess) -- 'Pickeringhaw' -- circle, tower, cross?
Riccarton Tower -- tower -- NY54409582 -- 'Sim Ellotts' -- circle, tower perhaps

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Hudshouse Tower -- tower (site) -- NY57469777 -- 'John of Copshawes' -- circle, tower perhaps

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North Tyne, River -- river -- NY8383 (etc etc) -- 'Tyne flu:' -- river

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Archer Beck -- river -- NY4178 (etc) -- 'Archer beck' -- river
Broomholm -- building/s -- NY3781 -- 'Bromholm' -- circle, tower, cross
Langholm -- building/s -- NY364848 -- 'ye Langhame' -- circle, tower
Muir Burn -- river -- NY4581 (etc) -- 'Mereburne' -- river
Nether Mumbie -- building/s -- NY379797 -- 'M[un]kbiherste' -- circle, tower probably

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Greena Tower -- tower (site) -- NY46168076 -- 'Grenehag' -- circle, tower
Hartsgarth -- building/s -- NY494926 -- 'Herskerth' -- circle, tower, cross
Kershopefoot -- building/s -- NY475829 (?) ? -- 'kirsopfoote' -- circle, tower
Laird Jocks, Scotland -- locality -- NY4783 (guess) -- 'Lard[g] Jockes' -- circle, tower
Mangerton Tower -- building/s (remains) -- NY479853 -- 'Mangerton' -- circle, tower
Muirburnhead -- building/s (site) -- NY44468180 -- 'Joh. Ar~stro~g' -- circle, tower perhaps
Newcastleton -- building/s -- NY483875 (etc) -- 'Copshaws' -- circle, tower
Old Castleton -- building/s -- NY51309007 -- 'Castelton' -- circle, tower, cross
Pouterlampert -- building/s (site) -- NY513884 (about) -- 'Potterlamport' -- circle, tower, cross
Sims Thoms, Scotland -- locality -- NY4785 (guess) -- 'Sims Thoms' -- circle, tower
Stonegarthside Hall -- building/s -- NY48038186 ? -- 'Ro. forsters' -- circle, tower probably
Tinnis Burn -- river -- NY4683 (etc) -- 'Tinsburne' -- river
Whithaugh -- building's -- locality -- NY489880 -- 'whithaugh' -- circle, tower

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Black Lyne -- river -- NY5075 -- 'Blak. leven flu.' -- river
Kershopehead -- building/s -- NY544863 -- 'kirsopheade' -- written along the Kershope Burn

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Dumfries -- building/s -- NX9675 -- 'Dunfreise' -- circle, 2 or 3 towers
Nith, River -- river -- NX9675 (etc) -- 'Neith flu' -- river

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Annan Castle -- castle -- NY192666 -- 'Annand cast.' -- walls, two towers
Calvertsholm -- locality -- NY282690 -- 'ye Eawardsholm' -- circle, tower
Kirkpatrick-Fleming -- building/s -- NY2770 -- 'Kirckpatrik' -- circle, tower

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Barnglies -- building/s -- NY328776 -- 'Barnglishe' -- circle, tower
Canonbie -- building/s -- NY392764Canonbie -- building/s -- NY392764 -- 'Davy of Cano~bu' -- W of the Esk
Coom -- building/s (site) -- NY337723 (roughly) -- 'Coome' -- circle, tower, cross; marked E of Sark
Davie of the Bush, Kirkandrews -- locality -- NY3672 (guess) -- 'Davie of ye bush' -- circle, tower
Debatable Land -- area -- NY37 -- 'Debatable Lande'
Greenwrae -- building/s -- NY32647294 -- 'Grenewich' -- circle, tower possibly
Hollows -- building/s -- NY383782 -- 'y Hollas' -- circle, tower
Priorslynn -- building/s -- NY394759 -- 'Priors Johns' -- circle, tower, cross probably
Redhall -- building/s -- NY28966938 -- 'Redhall' -- circle, tower
Steakhugh (?) -- locality -- NY372804 (?) -- 'Steakhugh' -- circle, tower
Tower of Sark -- building/s -- tower -- NY334750 -- 'Kinmonts tower' -- circle, tower
Woodhouselees -- building/s -- NY394749 -- 'withisleis' -- circle, tower probably

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Archerbeck -- building/s -- locality -- NY41627792 -- 'Archerbeck' -- circle, tower
Canonbie -- building/s -- NY392764Canonbie -- building/s -- NY392764 -- 'ffrancie of Cano~bie' -- circle, tower, cross
Cumcrook -- building/s -- NY50317499Cumcrook -- building/s -- NY50317499 -- 'John Comcrook' -- circle, tower; across the river from Cumcrook possibly
Haithwaite -- building/s -- NY443773 ? -- 'Haythuaite' -- circle, tower
Harelaw -- building/s -- NY4378 -- 'Hector of ye harlawe' -- circle, tower, cross
Highmoat -- building/s -- NY39687372 -- 'ye mote' -- circle, tower, cross
Netherby -- building/s -- park -- NY39667161 -- 'Netherbie' -- circle, tower, cross
Riddings -- building/s -- NY407750 -- 'ye Rydings' -- circle, tower
Rutherford (?) -- locality -- NY4478 (guess) -- 'Rutherforde' -- circle, tower, cross
Stonegarthside -- locality -- NY480817 (?) -- 'Staingarthsyde' -- circle, tower, cross
Thorniewhats -- building/s -- NY389784 -- 'ye Thornwhale' -- circle, tower
Whiteclose -- building/s -- NY467709 -- 'withiescloss' -- circle, tower
Whitlawside -- building/s -- NY44468005 -- 'Sime of whitlesid[ ]' -- circle, tower
Willie Toms, Solport -- locality -- NY4975 -- 'Willie Toms' -- circle, tower

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Bailey -- locality -- NY5179 -- 'ye Bailie' -- circle, tower, cross
Bew Castle -- castle -- NY56567468 -- 'Bewcastell' -- circle, buildings or walls, tower
Cam Beck -- river -- NY5469 (etc) -- 'Cambeck flu' -- river
Trough Head -- building/s -- NY479751 -- 'Troughead' -- circle, tower
White Lyne -- river -- NY4973 (etc) -- 'white leven flu' -- river

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Gair Burn -- river -- boundary -- NY6278 (etc) ? -- 'Troute beck' -- river
Kirk Beck -- river -- NY5774 (etc) -- 'kirkbeck flu' -- river

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Comlongon Castle -- castle -- NY0769 -- 'Cumlonga castel' -- circle, tower
Lochar Water -- river -- NY0566 -- 'Loughwar flu' -- river
Newbie Mains -- building/s -- NY173646 -- 'Newbie' -- circle, tower

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Annan, River -- river -- NY1865 (etc) -- 'Annand flu' -- river
Blaatwood -- building/s (site) -- NY279660 (about) -- 'Blawit' -- circle, tower perhaps
Bowness-on-Solway -- building/s -- NY224628 -- 'Bolness' -- circle, tower
Cardurnock -- building/s -- locality -- NY1758 -- 'Cardronock' -- circle, tower
Dornock -- building/s -- NY231660 -- 'Dundronok' -- circle, tower
Solway Firth -- estuary -- river estuary -- sea area -- NY16 (etc) ? -- 'Soulua Sands' -- wavy lines
Torduff -- locality -- NY257646 -- 'Tordof' -- circle, tower

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Burnfoot -- building/s -- NY3666 -- 'ye burnfoote' -- circle, tower
Esk, River -- river -- boundary -- county boundary etc -- NY3666 (etc) -- 'Eske flu.' -- river
Gretna Green -- building/s -- NY319680 -- 'Gretney kirk' -- circle, tower
Guards Farm -- building/s -- NY33196674 -- 'ye Gardes' -- circle, tower
Kirtle Water -- river -- NY2968 (etc etc) -- 'kirtle flu' -- river
Lyne, River -- river etc -- NY3765 (etc) -- 'Leven flu' -- river
Mill Hill -- building/s -- NY340679 -- 'Milnhill' -- circle, tower, cross
Moss Side -- building/s -- NY343708 -- 'Hiefeild' -- circle, tower perhaps
Mossbandhall -- building/s -- NY34406547 -- 'Mosband' -- circle, tower
Redkirk -- building/s -- NY300659 -- 'Redkirk' -- circle, tower
Rockcliffe Castle -- castle (site) -- NY35356194 (?) -- 'Rokelif. cast' -- perhaps circle, tower
Rosetrees -- building/s (gone) -- NY355667 -- '[rosetere]' -- marked by a dot in brackets
Sark, River -- river -- boundary -- national boundary -- county boundary -- NY3372 (etc) -- 'Serk flu.' -- river
Sarkbridge -- building/s -- NY32266686 -- 'Sirkbrig' -- circle, tower
Solway Moss -- moss -- peat moss -- NY3469 (etc) -- 'Sollomos' --
Todhills -- building/s -- NY3663 ? -- 'Thomwhathill' -- circle, tower

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Brackenhill Tower -- tower -- NY445694 ? ? -- 'bracke~hill' -- symbol not clear
Brunstock Beck -- river -- NY4261 -- 'Brunskath flu' -- river
Cliff -- locality -- NY4166 -- 'ye Cliffe' -- circle, tower
Harperhill -- building/s -- NY501716 -- 'harperhill' -- circle, tower
Kirkandrews Tower -- building/s -- NY38877190 -- 'Kyrka~der' -- circle
Kirklinton -- building/s -- NY432670 -- 'kirklinton' -- circle, tower
Longtown -- building/s etc -- NY381686 -- 'Longtowne' -- circle, tower
Pearepeal, Kirklinton Middle -- locality -- NY4065 (guess) -- 'Pearepeale' -- circle, tower
Soutermoor -- building/s -- NY48817111 -- 'Sowtermore' -- circle, tower

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Cumcrook -- building/s -- NY50317499Cumcrook -- building/s -- NY50317499 -- 'Comcrook' -- circle, tower possibly
Irthing, River -- river -- boundary -- county boundary -- NY4758 (etc etc) -- 'Irthinge flu' -- river

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Chapel of the Grune -- chapel (gone) -- church (gone) -- NY13605644 (approx) -- 'Chappel of ye grune' -- circle, tower
New Bridge -- bridge -- NY18385143 -- '' -- bridge over the Waver
Skinburness -- building/s etc -- NY125560 -- 'Skinburness' -- circle, tower
Waver, River -- river etc -- NY1751 (etc) -- '' -- river

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Wampool, River -- river etc -- NY1757 (etc) ? -- 'Wampoole flu.' -- river
Whitrigg -- building/s -- NY2257 -- 'whitrigge' -- circle, tower

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Carlisle -- building/s etc -- NY403558 -- 'Carlisle' -- circle, buildings or walls, two towers
Eden Bridge -- bridge -- NY40075656 -- '' -- bridge over the Eden at Carlisle
Eden, River -- river -- NY3658 (etc) -- 'Eden flu' -- river

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Gelt, River -- river -- NY5456 (etc) ? -- 'Gelt flu' -- river

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Hartley Burn -- river -- NY6760 -- 'hartleburne' -- river

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bridge, Woodside -- bridge -- NY279499 -- '' -- bridge over the Wampool

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South Tyne, River -- river etc -- NY7441 (etc) ? -- 'S. Tyne flu.' -- river


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