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Drumcoltran Tower, and Adjacent Farmhouse

A Category A Listed Building in Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9964 / 54°59'46"N

Longitude: -3.7685 / 3°46'6"W

OS Eastings: 286959

OS Northings: 568297

OS Grid: NX869682

Mapcode National: GBR 2B3N.XQ

Mapcode Global: WH5WV.2PQ2

Entry Name: Drumcoltran Tower, and Adjacent Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341966

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9673

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkgunzeon

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkgunzeon

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Early 16th century l-plan tower-house of 4 storeys. To W
2-storey 18th century 2-bay farmhouse formerly communicating
with tower by 5ft long passage.
TOWERHOUSE: rectangular main block with projecting wing to NW
containing full-height newel stair; this jamb was probably
added later in 16th century. Rough-rubble walling sheared
across angles to give chamfered effect. At 3rd floor small
stair turret giving access to parapet wall-walk corbelled in
rubble over the re-entrant. Wall-walk, supported on single
row of well-cut bull-nosed corbels, extends around
rectangular main block only. Deep rubble parapet with coping,
largely a 20th century rebuild. Slate roofs, flat skews, thin
wallhead stacks.
Moulded panel with motto in raised lettering above doorway.
Further moulded panel for heraldic device, now blind.
INTERIOR: usual vaulted kitchen/cellarage to basement; large
bull-nosed chamfered fireplace to E, slop sink to N. Hall to
1st with fireplace flanked by large arched recesses. Upper
floors originally of timber, not extant.
FARMHOUSE: probably later 18th century, painted rubble with
squared quoins; now used as agricultural store. S elevation
2-bay with smaller blocked window to ground right (probably
indicates original size of all windows) other windows early
19th century; all sash and case with 12-pane glazing.
Enlarged opening to N 1st floor to allow access to storage
area. Slate roofs, flat skews, axial stacks.

Statement of Interest

Guardianship monument. Scheduled - SAM 90100. Probably built by Maxwells

of Terregles.

Re-scheduled Area 19 December 2003.

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