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Robgill Tower and Embankment Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Dornock, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0335 / 55°2'0"N

Longitude: -3.1782 / 3°10'41"W

OS Eastings: 324793

OS Northings: 571636

OS Grid: NY247716

Mapcode National: GBR 6B77.QF

Mapcode Global: WH6Y2.4RV2

Entry Name: Robgill Tower and Embankment Wall

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334941

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3789

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dornock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Parish: Dornock

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Several building phases, mainly late 18th - earlier 19th

century, nucleus a 16th century tower. Medium scale mansion, dramatically situated above steep cliff with high buttressed

and crenellated retaining wall. Mainly 3 storeys.

Rubble-built with red ashlar dressings. Tower at N with

vaulted basement, slappings, upper walling rebuilt and

altered circa 1870; building more than doubled in width by

late 18th/early 19th century range to S with full-height

E-facing bow to cliff, 3 regular bays to S, square linking

bay at E carried a storey higher. Extended to W circa 1840

with N-S orientated range with some mullioned windows, some

windows with lying-panes; crenellated square entrance tower

(steps to door) off-centre, and corbelled oriel). End and

axial stacks; blocked eaves; slate roofs, curved over bow.

Statement of Interest

MacGibbon and Ross state that the tower was "...entire till

about ten years ago..."

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