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Remains of Polnoon Castle, Eaglesham, Scotland

Remains of Polnoon Castle, Eaglesham, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on castle remains which, collectively, fall well short of the grandeur, romance and beauty of the hundreds of contemporaries dotted around Scotland. In fact, Polnoon Castle is little more than a heap of rubble in a field in Eaglesham, south of Glasgow in West Scotland. In common with many castles, abbeys and similar structures which became redundant in the 16th century and later, Polnoon Castle was usead as a local quarry with the worked stones taken away and used in the construction of other buildings in the locality. As evidence of this ‘quarrying’ there is incorporated in the facade of a building in Eaglesham an amorial stone which likely came from the castle.

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This evening, I am posting information on Scotland’s Border Abbeys which share an affinity in that:

  • All were originally constructed around the 12th century.
  • Are in relatively close proximity to each other, about 40 miles /65km south of Edinburgh.

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Roman Wall at Leicester with St.Nicholas Church behind.

Roman Wall at Leicester with St.Nicholas Church behind.

This evening, I am posting information on Ratae Coritanorum (Roman Leicester) supported by images of remainig tangible evidence in the form of bathhouse remains. here is a summary chronology:

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