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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
Plus Code: 9C7R2RMC+CP
Entry Name: Robgill Tower
Listing Name: Robgill Tower and Embankment Wall
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334941
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3789
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Tagged with: Tower house
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.
MacGibbon and Ross state that the tower was "...entire till
about ten years ago..."
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