Early 16th century l-plan tower-house of 4 storeys. To W
2-storey 18th century 2-bay farmhouse formerly communicating
with tower by 5ft long passage.
TOWERHOUSE: rectangular main block with projecting wing to NW
containing full-height newel stair; this jamb was probably
added later in 16th century. Rough-rubble walling sheared
across angles to give chamfered effect. At 3rd floor small
stair turret giving access to parapet wall-walk corbelled in
rubble over the re-entrant. Wall-walk, supported on single
row of well-cut bull-nosed corbels, extends around
rectangular main block only. Deep rubble parapet with coping,
largely a 20th century rebuild. Slate roofs, flat skews, thin
Moulded panel with motto in raised lettering above doorway.
Further moulded panel for heraldic device, now blind.
INTERIOR: usual vaulted kitchen/cellarage to basement; large
bull-nosed chamfered fireplace to E, slop sink to N. Hall to
1st with fireplace flanked by large arched recesses. Upper
floors originally of timber, not extant.
FARMHOUSE: probably later 18th century, painted rubble with
squared quoins; now used as agricultural store. S elevation
2-bay with smaller blocked window to ground right (probably
indicates original size of all windows) other windows early
19th century; all sash and case with 12-pane glazing.
Enlarged opening to N 1st floor to allow access to storage
area. Slate roofs, flat skews, axial stacks.
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