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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Castles

Crossbow bolt, Cruggleton Castle

Period:
Medieval
Description:

An iron crossbow bolt with a flattish, leaf-shaped head.  A similar crossbow bolt was found during excavations at Achanduin Castle, Lismore.

 

Cruggleton Castle is located on a cliff top overlooking Wigtown Bay.  It has been an important power base for thousands of years and excavation has shown that the site was occupied in the Iron Age, the Dark Ages and again in the Medieval period.  It was one of the centres of the Lords of Galloway.

Place of Discovery:
Cruggleton Castle
Materials/Media:
Iron
Dimensions:
Length: 97mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2008.5.20
Digital Number:
SMAH 090
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Ewart, G. 1985. Cruggleton Castle - report of excavations 1978-1981. Transactions of the Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History Society, Dumfries.