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- Category: B
- Date Added: 03/08/1971
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Kirkmahoe
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 93594 83225
- Coordinates: 293594, 583225
Several building phases, comprising circa 1589 rectangular-
plan tower house linked at south east angle to early 19th
century house in Z-plan arrangement: rear courtyard formed by outbuildings which extend west from tower house west wall
and from south gable of house (former range includes 1700
datestone). All rubble-built with ashlar dressings (house
painted). Tower house: 3 storeys with attic, turrets with
curved roof corbelled over 2 diametrically opposite angles,
door to courtyard with armorial panel above, and yett;
gabled wall-head dormer either face; crow-stepped gables:
coped end stack. Interior vaulted at ground level, wheel
stair within south east angle. House: originally 2 storeys,
3 bays, 2nd floor with pedimented dormer heads added 1882
(dated), Peddie and Kinnear of Edinburgh, architects: east-
facing central door and small-paned sash windows (1
bipartite): crow-stepped gables: end stacks. All roofs
Statement of Special Interest
Crest is that of Ferguson of Isle. Robert Burns is said to
have stayed in the tower for a time while Ellisland was
MacGibbon 6 Ross, CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, vol
III pp 393-4 (1977 reprint)
RCAHM INVENTORY no 337 (inc. photo and plan)
Peddie and Kinnear drawings index and 1955 sale catalogue
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