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Historic Mauchline

Mauchline first appeared in the historical record in the 12th century, when it was granted to the Cistercian abbey of Melrose. It served as the administrative centre of a monastic estate until the Reformation and the 15th-century Abbot Hunters Tower still stands in the heart of the medieval burgh as testament to its importance in this era. The archaeological potential of the town that Burns knew is discussed.

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  • Date Published

    02 March 2016

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    Historic Scotland

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    Research, Scottish Burgh Surveys

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Historic Mauchline