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Cavers House

Near Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland - Circa 1500 large 5 storey tower house, probably incorporating part of a 13th century castle. Upper two floors altered in 17th century and the tower enlarged to the North in the mid 18th century to form a classical mansion house with symmetrical 7 bay front to east with a 3 window semi-circular advanced bow at centre. Its oldest portion, a square tower, was built by Sir Archibald Douglas, younger son of that valiant Earl of Douglas who conquered and fell at Otterburn (1388). It was demolished in 1953.


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Linked toFamily: Carre/Reid (F36799) (Residence); Alexander Carre, of Cavers (Biographical); Captain John Carre, of Cavers (Retired); Agnes Ker, Heiress Cavers (Birth); Anna Ker (Birth); Jane Ker (Birth); Margaret Ker (Birth); Vice-Admiral Robert Riddell-Carre, of Cavers (Succeeded); Walter Riddell-Carre, of Cavers (Succeeded)

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