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- Category: A
- Date Added: 03/08/1971
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Dornock
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NY 23471 68871
- Coordinates: 323471, 568871
16th century rectangular-plan tower house converted for
inclusion in later 19th century mansion, latter demolished
circa 1950, tower remains a roofless shell. 4 storeys.
Roughly-squared and coursed large rubble blocks with ashlar
dressings. Original gun ports to elevations at low level
and splayed base course, 19th century basement windows now
blocked; raggles and joist holes at E and slappings to
communicate with mansion. Original doorway towards E end of S
wall is segmental-arched and has unusual leaf ornament set in
architrave moulding (19th century door and iron gate); panel
above and principal window openings have dog-tooth ornament
separating double roll-moulding. Corbelled bartizans linked
by chequer-corbelled parapets, these with rebuilt
Wheel stair within SE angle; E wall is unusually thick.
Castellated red ashlar low terrace and enclosure walls to 3
sides of tower, and garden steps to E.
Statement of Special Interest
Photo in NMRS shows mansion with tower incorporated.
Upgraded B to A 30.9.87
RCAHM INVENTORY OF DUMFRIES, 1920 no 106.
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