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The Riddell Policies, General's Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5154 / 55°30'55"N

Longitude: -2.7614 / 2°45'40"W

OS Eastings: 352019

OS Northings: 624887

OS Grid: NT520248

Mapcode National: GBR 944N.ZQ

Mapcode Global: WH7X2.KM8P

Entry Name: The Riddell Policies, General's Tower

Listing Date: 16 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340289

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8211

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lilliesleaf

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Dated 1885; Herbertson of Galashiels, builder. Tall single stage observation tower and folly with corbelled parapet and crowstepped caphouse. Narrow bands of squared rubble with ashlar quoins. Corniced roll-moulded doorpiece; chamfered reveals.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: door with dated lintel to centre at ground surmounted by heraldic panel with 'J S', 3 irregular small vertical openings above.

N, E and W ELEVATIONS: variety of irregular openings including dated monogrammed panel to E.

Some openings blocked. Coped stack at caphouse.

INTERIOR: corner spiral staircase.

Statement of Interest

Built for Major General Sprot on the site of a medieval motte.

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