AMISFIELD, a village, in the parish of Tinwald, county of Dumfries, 5 miles (N. E.) from Dumfries; containing 140 inhabitants. This place, anciently Emsfield, was erected into a burgh of barony by Charles I., with a weekly market and fairs; at present, it consists merely of a few old thatched houses, which the proprietors are allowing to go to decay. Amisfield Castle, long the seat of the ancient family of Charteris, stands west of the high road from Dumfries to Edinburgh, and is a quadrangular building, having a high tower of picturesque appearance on the south-west, and a more modern erection, now the dwelling-house, on the east. Near the village are distinct vestiges of a Roman fort.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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