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Latitude: 55.1092 / 55°6'32"N
Longitude: -3.7124 / 3°42'44"W
OS Eastings: 290856
OS Northings: 580755
OS Grid: NX908807
Mapcode National: GBR 29JC.29
Mapcode Global: WH5W8.YVB4
Entry Name: Fourmerkland Tower
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342617
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10204
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
1590 dated panel suggests possible building date. Small,
simple rectangular-plan tower house with conical-roofed
turret corbelled over north west and south east angles.
Renovated probably later in 19th century: upper parts of
turrets rebuilt, enlarged 1st floor window inserted and wall
head dormer added north and south. Rubble-built, with red
ashlar dressings and roll-moulding to some openings. Door at
west end of south wall below (dated) armorial panel:
small-paned windows: slit openings: crow-stepped gables: coped
end stacks: slate roofs.
Interior: vaulted ground floor; wheel stair within angle
The armorial panel is that of the Maxwell family. Well maintained (1984).
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