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Printonan Hill, Fogo, Berwickshire Scotland
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The remains of Bite-about
Bite-about is located in Scottish Borders
Coordinates 55°42′49″N 2°20′44″W / 55.7135°N 2.3456°W / 55.7135; -2.3456
Type Pele tower or Bastle house
Height 2m present day
Site information
Owner Private
Open to
the public
Condition ruined
Site history
Built 16th century
Built by Clan Trotter
In use 16th–17th centuries
Materials Stone

Bite-about is a very ruined pele tower or bastle house. It is situated in the parish of Eccles, between the villages of Fogo and Swinton to the south of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland.

The building dates from the 16th century, and is still a property of the Trotter family. It received its unusual name during a besiegement by the English, whereby the inhabitants shared their rations a bite a time.

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