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FOURMERKLAND TOWERLB10204

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
03/08/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
06/06/2017
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Holywood
NGR
NX 90856 80755
Coordinates
290856, 580755

Description

1590 dated panel suggests possible building date. Small,

simple rectangular-plan tower house with conical-roofed

turret corbelled over north west and south east angles.

Renovated probably later in 19th century: upper parts of

turrets rebuilt, enlarged 1st floor window inserted and wall

head dormer added north and south. Rubble-built, with red

ashlar dressings and roll-moulding to some openings. Door at

west end of south wall below (dated) armorial panel:

small-paned windows: slit openings: crow-stepped gables: coped

end stacks: slate roofs.

Interior: vaulted ground floor; wheel stair within angle

beside door.

Statement of Special Interest

The armorial panel is that of the Maxwell family. Well maintained (1984).

References

Bibliography

NMRS - copy of measured survey by W F Lyon RCAHM INVENTORY

1920 No 280 (inc plans & illus.) MacGibbon & Ross CASTELLATED

AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, vol III, 1889 (1977 reprint) pp

394-6 NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, p.559

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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