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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 340289
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8211
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
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.
Built for Major General Sprot on the site of a medieval motte.
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