Nether Locharwoods (possible) (site of)
A possible tower named Nether Locchyrwood is marked on Blaeu’s mid-17th century map of Annandale, based on Pont’s late 16th century work, but its exact location has been lost.
The location is a strategic one, guarding the high ground to the north of the Lochar Water which was a major invasion route from England.
I have placed the site of the tower at Nether Locharwoods farm pending further research.
Alternative names for Nether Locharwoods
N. Locchyr wood; N. Locchyrwood; Nether Locchyrwood
Where is Nether Locharwoods?
Nether Locharwoods is in the parish of Ruthwell and the county of Dumfriesshire.
Grid reference:NY 05422 67064
Lat / long:54.989159,-3.479649