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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Castles

Key, c1300, found in the foundations at Castledykes, Dumfries

Period:
Medieval
Description:

This key was found when digging the foundations of the Castle Dykes. In 1306 Robert the Bruce captured the castle of Dumfries at Castledykes, but a month later it was back in English hands. They occupied it until 1313, when it was finally destroyed by Bruce during his fight for Scottish independence.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1935.26
Digital Number:
DMAC007n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council