Allanshaws is marked on Blaeu’s mid 17th century map as a tower called Ellennshaw.
The tower was the property of the Cairncross family in the 16th century and was later owned by the Earls of Haddington.
Allanshaws is in the parish of Melrose and the county of Roxburghshire.
Grid reference: NT 49128 43754
Lat / long: 55.684593, -2.810650
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