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Stapleton Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Dornock, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334933

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3782

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dornock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Dornock

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

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
crenellations.
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.

Statement of Interest

Photo in NMRS shows mansion with tower incorporated.

Upgraded B to A 30.9.87

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