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Yester House Grotto

Yester Castle, East Lothian.

NGR:NT 55100 67500
WGS84:55.89852, -2.71960
Length:20 m
Vert. Range:8 m
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:Tunnel, ManMade, Archaeo
Registry:second

Tunnel.

The 'Goblin Ha'' is the undercroft of a 13th century tower, reduced in height to make way for a later reconstruction of the castle lay-out. Originally it was partially dug into the mound of a motte. After the reduction of the upper works, the undercroft was covered over.

Approx 20 m vaulted entrance passage and opposite entrance is 6-8m deep curving staircase to 'well' (partially blocked with rubble but ends in natural rock). Bottom of 'well' floods periodically.

Alternate Names: Yester Castle, Bo' Hall, Bogey Hall, Goblin's Hall, Hobgoblin's Hall

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This entry was last updated: 2019-08-05 14:40:06

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