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Latitude: 55.0085 / 55°0'30"N
Longitude: -3.1981 / 3°11'53"W
OS Eastings: 323471
OS Northings: 568871
OS Grid: NY234688
Mapcode National: GBR 6B3J.DD
Mapcode Global: WH6Y7.VC8R
Entry Name: Stapleton Tower
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334933
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3782
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
16th century rectangular-plan tower house converted for
inclusion in later 19th century mansion, latter demolished
circa 1950, tower remains a roofless shell. 4 storeys.
Roughly-squared and coursed large rubble blocks with ashlar
dressings. Original gun ports to elevations at low level
and splayed base course, 19th century basement windows now
blocked; raggles and joist holes at E and slappings to
communicate with mansion. Original doorway towards E end of S
wall is segmental-arched and has unusual leaf ornament set in
architrave moulding (19th century door and iron gate); panel
above and principal window openings have dog-tooth ornament
separating double roll-moulding. Corbelled bartizans linked
by chequer-corbelled parapets, these with rebuilt
Wheel stair within SE angle; E wall is unusually thick.
Castellated red ashlar low terrace and enclosure walls to 3
sides of tower, and garden steps to E.
Photo in NMRS shows mansion with tower incorporated.
Upgraded B to A 30.9.87
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