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Repentance Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Cummertrees, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0375 / 55°2'15"N

Longitude: -3.3238 / 3°19'25"W

OS Eastings: 315496

OS Northings: 572246

OS Grid: NY154722

Mapcode National: GBR 5B75.6Z

Mapcode Global: WH6XZ.XNF0

Entry Name: Repentance Tower

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334682

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3570

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cummertrees

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Cummertrees

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

16th century rectangular-plan tower house incorporated at NW
corner of Trailtrow burial ground. Built of coursed, squared
large rubble blocks with ashlar dressings; one angle repaired
with droved ashlar; moulded corbel table supports plain
parapet, latter rebuilt probably 1st half of 18th century,
with rusticated quoins; flat coping probably dates from 1820
repairs. Pyramidal stone-flagged roof with rusticated apex
stack, round-arched cap house. 1st floor door on N wall
approached by steps and with inscribed lintel. Slit openings
gun ports to elevations, blocked S-facing 1st floor window.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled monument. Door lintel inscribed "Repentance".

Trailtrow burial ground & Murray aisle listed separately.

1820 repairs "....to lifting and laying 90 feet of batelment

(sic) coping... to 6 feet of new..."

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