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Latitude: 54.9963 / 54°59'46"N
Longitude: -3.7687 / 3°46'7"W
OS Eastings: 286950
OS Northings: 568291
OS Grid: NX869682
Mapcode National: GBR 2B3N.WR
Mapcode Global: WH5WV.2PN3
Entry Name: Drumcoltran Tower, and Adjacent Farmhouse
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 341967
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9673
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
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
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.
Guardianship monument. Scheduled - SAM 90100. Probably built by Maxwells
Re-scheduled Area 19 December 2003.
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