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OLD PLACE OF SORBIE ALSO KNOWN AS SORBIE TOWERLB19181

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 20/07/1972

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 45089 47025
  • Coordinates: 245089, 547025

Description

Late 16th century built for the Hannay family. Roofless 4-storey L-plan towerhouse, largely complete to wallhead. Rubble walling, squared quoins, some openings with roll-moulded jambs, some openings have lost their moulded jambs. L-plan with long wing on N-S axis, shorter projecting wing to SE, with circular stair tower corbelled-out from 1st floor level in re-entrant angle.Doorway in re-entrant angle, some roll-moulded jambs survive, lintel has been lost. Mainly slit windows to ground lighting usual vaulted cellarage and kitchen with large cooking hearth to N wall. Scale and platt stair occupies whole of ground floor of wing, giving access to 1st floor hall, with 2 intra-mural chambers to N gable wall flanking kitchen flue. 2nd floor had 2 chambers, floors above 1st missing. Corbelled footings for angle rounds at NW and SW angles.

Statement of Special Interest

Owned and walls made safe by Clan Hannay Society.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE vol III, p519.

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