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Kirkconnel Lea Castellated Folly

A Category B Listed Building in Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9867 / 54°59'11"N

Longitude: -3.5612 / 3°33'40"W

OS Eastings: 300200

OS Northings: 566900

OS Grid: NY002669

Mapcode National: GBR 3BKS.T6

Mapcode Global: WH5WY.8XGJ

Entry Name: Kirkconnel Lea Castellated Folly

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334961

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3809

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Caerlaverock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Built circa 1870. Castellated picturesque folly built above
steep slope; west-facing semi-circular turret flanked by
lower screen walls. Rubble built with ashlar dressings and
copes. Tower is crenellated, with dummy machicolations,
flanking walls plain; flat open area to east.
Approached from below (west) by stone steps; retaining wall
with ball-finialed circular pier.

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