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- Category: A
- Date Added: 03/08/1971
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Cummertrees
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NY 15496 72246
- Coordinates: 315496, 572246
16th century rectangular-plan tower house incorporated at NW
corner of Trailtrow burial ground. Built of coursed, squared
large rubble blocks with ashlar dressings; one angle repaired
with droved ashlar; moulded corbel table supports plain
parapet, latter rebuilt probably 1st half of 18th century,
with rusticated quoins; flat coping probably dates from 1820
repairs. Pyramidal stone-flagged roof with rusticated apex
stack, round-arched cap house. 1st floor door on N wall
approached by steps and with inscribed lintel. Slit openings
gun ports to elevations, blocked S-facing 1st floor window.
Statement of Special Interest
Scheduled monument. Door lintel inscribed "Repentance".
Trailtrow burial ground & Murray aisle listed separately.
1820 repairs "....to lifting and laying 90 feet of batelment
(sic) coping... to 6 feet of new..."
RCAHM. INVENTORY, 1920. No 89.
S.R.O. SC15/65/2 p.58 (for 1820 repairs);
COUNTRY LIFE 10.1.1947 p.128;
MacGibbon & Ross, CASTELLATED & DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, vol
II, 1887 (1978 reprint) p.60; G Neilson, REPENTANCE TOWER,
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