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Buittle Place

A Category B Listed Building in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9355 / 54°56'7"N

Longitude: -3.8461 / 3°50'46"W

OS Eastings: 281817

OS Northings: 561652

OS Grid: NX818616

Mapcode National: GBR 1CLC.3K

Mapcode Global: WH4W1.W6PQ

Entry Name: Buittle Place

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334389

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3367

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Buittle

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Buittle

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

16th century L-plan tower house consisting of a rectangular

main block with narrow projecting jamb to NE. Described as

'ruinous' in 1789. Heavily restored and harled in early 20th

century and upper courses rebuilt, modern roof.

Rough-rubble construction; walls some 4' thick. Full height

stair turret corbelled from above ground level in re-entrant

angle. 2 ground floor entrances to cellars, round-arched with checked-back jambs that to main block vaulted.

No access from ground to 1st floor. External forestair with

concrete parapet to modern square-headed doorway constructed

from window in S wall. Internal arrangements altered.

Roll-moulded window to 1st floor of jamb, otherwise 20th

century enlarged windows with concrete jambs. To NW angle of

main block cut-back remains of corbelling from angle turret.

Slate roofs, wallhead corniced stacks.

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