Dalcove (site of)
Dalcove was a castle belonging to the Newton family in the 15th and 16th centuries but nothing of it now remains.
In September 1545 “the towre of Dawcowe” was burned by an English army led by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford.
In May 1552 Janet Newtoun of Dalcoif, with the consent of her spouse, Ade Ker de Schaw, and her son and heir, Thomas Ker, sold the lands of Mow-maynes extending to 6 merks, which William Mow of Mow Mains occupied, to William’s son, James Moll.
The exact site of the tower at Dalcove is unknown so I have placed it at Dalcove Mains pending further research. Old Dalcove to the west could be another potential location.
Alternative names for Dalcove