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FOURMERKLAND TOWERLB10204

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Holywood

National Grid Reference

  • 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

Scheduled monument. 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 Designations

Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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