John of Copshaw's Tower
A tower belonging to John of Copshaw once stood here, but nothing of it now remains.
John was Johnnie Elliot of Copshaw, also known as John Elliot of Park or Jock o’ the Park, a notorious Border famous for wounding James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and Warden of the Middle March, in 1566.
The tower is marked as “John of Copshawes” on a map of 1590 which appeared in “An atlas of England and Wales, made by Christopher Saxton”, a book owned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, and commonly referred to as The Burghley Atlas.
Alternative names for John of Copshaw's Tower
Caddroun Burn Tower; John of Copshawes