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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 53202 34375
353202, 634375


16th century; restoration, Andrew Heiton, 1865-7; additions 1869. 3-storey and attic tower with small stair tower projecting to South to form a T-plan; rubble with freestone dressings. Main block surmounted by corbelled and crenellated parapet walk within which rises the attic

storey. The stair wing has a gabled roof containing a small chamber over the stair. Entrance at east wall of stairtower has lintel dated 1595. Crowstepped gabled. At east small 2-storey and attic wing probably of 1869, 2-bay south front with tall crowstepped wallhead dormer to attic at centre.

Statement of Special Interest

John and Thomas Smith produced a scheme for additions in 1861 (Howard Colvin, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS. 760). This seems not to have been executed). Andrew Heiton owned Darnick Tower.

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Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Scotland, ROXBURGHSHIRE, ii, 297-8; David Macgibbon and Thomas Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND, v, 259-62; and information courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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