Jedburgh Castle

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Jedburgh Castle Jail
Panorama of Jedburgh Castle

Jedburgh Castle was a castle at Jedburgh in Scotland. It was fought over during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was demolished by the Scots commanded by Sir James Douglas of Balvenie in 1409.[1]

Jedburgh Castle Jail

In 1823 a jail was built on the site to designs by Archibald Elliot. It was modified in 1847 by Thomas Brown.[2] This closed in 1868. The building was restored to an 1820s appearance in 1968 by Aitken and Turnbull.[2] It opened to the public as Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. The museum features local history displays.

See also

References

  1. ^ Sir James Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage Edinburgh 1904. Vol iii, p 173
  2. ^ a b "CASTLEGATE, JEDBURGH CASTLE OLD JAIL WITH EXERCISE YARD WALLS, FORTIFICATIONS, PORTCULLIS GATES, ENTRANCE GATES AND OUTER EMBANKMENT WALL". portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  • "Jedburgh Castle Old Jail, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2009-04-29.

External links

  • Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum - official site at Scottish Borders Council
  • RCAHMS record of Jedburgh Castle Jail
  • Gazetteer for Scotland: Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
  • SCRAN image: Jedburgh Castle Gaol

Coordinates: 55°28′27″N 2°33′32″W / 55.47417°N 2.55889°W / 55.47417; -2.55889

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