Little is known about the history of this motte, but excavation in 1957 revealed similarities in size and design with the motte of Selkirk Castle.
The motte is likely to have been superseded by the later tower of Howden.
Howden motte is in the parish of Selkirk and the county of Selkirkshire.
Grid reference:NT 4584 2686
Lat / long:55.532448,-2.8596096
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