Skip to content
Print
Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

HOLLOWS OR GILNOCKIE TOWERLB3527

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Information

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

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NY 38231 78559
  • Coordinates: 338231, 578559

Description

16th century tower house shell sympathetically restored for

domestic use 1979-80, W G Dawson architect. Roughly coursed

rubble, ashlar dressings, rectangular or slit openings, mostly roll-moulded, some with relieving arches. Door at S end of W

wall; central gun port to elevations at ground level;

small-paned windows; splayed base course; continuous corbel

table with cable moulding curved over angles, rope-moulding

raised at intervals (some upper stonework removed).

Crow-stepped gables, corbelled apex beacon platform at S,

corniced end stack at N. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: lower level vaulted (prehistoric stone in floor at

door to latter); circular stair within SW angle.

Statement of Special Interest

The beacon platform is a rarity. Usually known as Hollows

Tower, sometimes as Gilnockie Tower, though local tradition

claims that the latter stood on the E bank of the Esk opposite.

Upgraded B to A 12.7.88.

References

Bibliography

RCAHM, INVENTORY OF DUMFRIES, 1920 no. 43 pp 26-7. (inc photo). MacGibbon and Ross CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

vol III, 1889. pp 217-220.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record.

Printed: 30/09/2016 00:50