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Fenton Tower

A Category A Listed Building in North Berwick, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0296 / 56°1'46"N

Longitude: -2.7343 / 2°44'3"W

OS Eastings: 354334

OS Northings: 682095

OS Grid: NT543820

Mapcode National: GBR 2T.S3NF

Mapcode Global: WH7TK.ZQ30

Entry Name: Fenton Tower

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348174

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14743

Building Class: Cultural

Location: North Berwick

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: North Berwick Coastal

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Circa 1575. L-plan tower house in random red rubble with cream, squared dressings. Rounded arrises to openings with relieving arches above. 3-storey, originally with stone vaulted rooms of which evidence remains. Entrance doorway in re-entrant angle of SW tower and main range with stone spiral stair. Round tower of- centre to left of N elevation with

spiral stair to 1st floor; small corbelled turrets tucked in

re-entrant angles, one formerly leading to 2nd floor. Plain elevations with irregular, asymmetrical openings. Hall was sited at 1st floor to N.

Statement of Interest

De-scheduled monument, 17 October 2002 - in ruinous condition. Allegedly built by Sir John Carmichael, whose initials and the date 1577 were apparently once carved on panel above the doorway, now blank. Plan akin to that of Corse Castle, Aberdeenshire.

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