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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334586
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3527
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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.
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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