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Cockburnspath House (Berwick) - Past & Present

This old house, locally known as ‘Sparrow Castle’, is situated in the village of Cockburnspath. Built of the local warm, red sandstone it consists of two abutting houses. The window mouldings and projecting corbelling hint at something old and this, together with a vaulted basement and first floor entry, would suggest 16th century bastles. It is in good condition and occupied.

cockburnspath house past

Cockburnspath House pictured in 1900

cockburnspath house present

Cockburnspath House - present day

Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle

Date posted: 15 Dec 2014Last updated: 07 Jan 2015