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FENTON TOWERLB14743

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
North Berwick
NGR
NT 54334 82095
Coordinates
354334, 682095

Description

Circa 1575. L-plan tower house in random red rubble with cream, squared dressings. Rounded arrises to openings with relieving arches above. 3-storey, originally with stone vaulted rooms of which evidence remains. Entrance doorway in re-entrant angle of SW tower and main range with stone spiral stair. Round tower of- centre to left of N elevation with

spiral stair to 1st floor; small corbelled turrets tucked in

re-entrant angles, one formerly leading to 2nd floor. Plain elevations with irregular, asymmetrical openings. Hall was sited at 1st floor to N.

Statement of Special Interest

De-scheduled monument, 17 October 2002 - in ruinous condition. Allegedly built by Sir John Carmichael, whose initials and the date 1577 were apparently once carved on panel above the doorway, now blank. Plan akin to that of Corse Castle, Aberdeenshire.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, vol II pp270-1.

Inventory, number 107.

About Listed Buildings

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