The Scottish medieval towerhouse as lordly residence in the light of recent excavation

Christopher Tabraham (Author)


Keyword(s):
Floor
Period(s):
Medieval

Abstract


Excavations at Threave and Smailholm argue against the conventional model of the free-standing and self-contained towerhouse by demonstrating the presence alongside of additional residential and service buildings. Analysis of the floor areas of three Douglas towerhouses (Threave, Newark and Hermitage) shows the accommodation within the towerhouse to have been inadequate for the needs of the Douglas family. A R

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Published
30-11-1989
How to Cite
Tabraham, C. (1989). The Scottish medieval towerhouse as lordly residence in the light of recent excavation. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 118, 267-276. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9338
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