Caskieben (site of)

Published on Friday the 14th of May 2010 at 1:57 pm
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Caskieben was a palisaded tower built by the Garviach family during the 12th century Norman expansion into Scotland. It stood on a low, circular mound surrounded by a 2 metre deep, 15 metre wide moat.

This earlier wooden tower was superseded nearby by a 13th century stone castle also named Caskieben at first, but later renamed Keith Hall.

Nothing now remains of a structure, but the mound and moat are still visible.

Alternatives names

Keith Hall

Where is Caskieben?

Grid reference: NJ 7879 2135

Lat / long: 57.28203425, -2.35334179
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