List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Lanton Tower
Lanton Tower
Lanton Tower
G. Bell Esqr. Mainslees
J. Pott Esqr. Knowsouth
Rev: [Reverend] Dr [Doctor] Aitken Minto Manse
G. Rutherford Esqr. Jedburgh
020.04 [Situation] At Sn. [Southern] extremity of Lanton village
This ancient Stronghold is still in good preservation, and occupied as a dwelling. The walls are about six feet thick. The under Storey is Separated from the upper by a strong Stone arch, and is loopholed on every side. The exact date of its erection cannot be correctly ascertained. It is Supposed to have originally belonged to a family named Inglis.
At present it is the property of G. Bell Esqr. Mainslees.
SCHOOL [Lanton] School (Parochial) G. Bell Esqr.
J. Pott Esqr.
T. Scott School-master
020.04 [Situation] At the East of Lanton village.
A Side parochial, in which the ordinary branches of education are taught. The average number of Scholars is about 50.
TOWER (Site of) [Lanton] Tower (Site of) G. Bell Esqr.
J. Pott Esqr.
Rev: [Reverend] Dr Aitken
G. Rutherford
020.04 [Situation] In Lanton village.
The site of this Stronghold is situated close to Lanton village, the last vestiges were removed and used for the erection of the adjoining houses about fifty years ago. No other information can be had respecting its origin.

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