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Listed Building

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


Status: Designated


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


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 90856 80755
  • Coordinates290856, 580755


1590 dated panel suggests possible building date. Small,

simple rectangular-plan tower house with conical-roofed

turret corbelled over north west and south east angles.

Renovated probably later in 19th century: upper parts of

turrets rebuilt, enlarged 1st floor window inserted and wall

head dormer added north and south. Rubble-built, with red

ashlar dressings and roll-moulding to some openings. Door at

west end of south wall below (dated) armorial panel:

small-paned windows: slit openings: crow-stepped gables: coped

end stacks: slate roofs.

Interior: vaulted ground floor; wheel stair within angle

beside door.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled monument. The armorial panel is that of the Maxwell

family. Well maintained (1984).



NMRS - copy of measured survey by W F Lyon RCAHM INVENTORY

1920 No 280 (inc plans & illus.) MacGibbon & Ross CASTELLATED

AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, vol III, 1889 (1977 reprint) pp


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Listed Buildings

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