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Hollows or Gilnockie Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0976 / 55°5'51"N

Longitude: -2.9695 / 2°58'10"W

OS Eastings: 338231

OS Northings: 578559

OS Grid: NY382785

Mapcode National: GBR 79PH.XG

Mapcode Global: WH7Z3.C46F

Entry Name: Hollows or Gilnockie Tower

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334586

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3527

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

16th century tower house shell sympathetically restored for

domestic use 1979-80, W G Dawson architect. Roughly coursed

rubble, ashlar dressings, rectangular or slit openings, mostly roll-moulded, some with relieving arches. Door at S end of W

wall; central gun port to elevations at ground level;

small-paned windows; splayed base course; continuous corbel

table with cable moulding curved over angles, rope-moulding

raised at intervals (some upper stonework removed).

Crow-stepped gables, corbelled apex beacon platform at S,

corniced end stack at N. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: lower level vaulted (prehistoric stone in floor at

door to latter); circular stair within SW angle.

Statement of Interest

The beacon platform is a rarity. Usually known as Hollows

Tower, sometimes as Gilnockie Tower, though local tradition

claims that the latter stood on the E bank of the Esk opposite.

Upgraded B to A 12.7.88.

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