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Latitude: 55.0066 / 55°0'23"N
Longitude: -3.4409 / 3°26'27"W
OS Eastings: 307940
OS Northings: 568950
OS Grid: NY079689
Mapcode National: GBR 4BDK.V2
Mapcode Global: WH6Y4.3FR7
Entry Name: Comlongon Castle and Mansion House
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351132
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17245
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
15th century large, rectangular-plan tower house at west end
of 1900-2 mansion house, latter by James Barbour and J.M.
Bowie of Dumfries, architects. TOWER HOUSE: 5 storeys;
rubble-built, ashlar dressings; round-headed door with yett
at east end of north wall; small mostly square-headed
openings, larger openings have iron grilles; splayed base
course; corbelled and crenellated parapet encloses roof and
links crow-stepped cap house over 3 angles.
Interior: many passages, chambers, presses etc. within wall
thicknesses; carved stone chimney-piece on 1st floor.
Outbuildings to West linked by crenellated wall. 20TH CENTURY
HOUSE: mostly 3 storey echoes tower house features;
asymmetrical extensive use of corbelling and crow-stepped
gables. Rubble-built, contrasting pink ashlar dressings.
Round-headed doorway on north east corner, north-facing
mullioned and transomed windows alongside loggia to south on
Coped stacks; slate roofs.
Listed category A for value of Tower house. Mansion house claimed by Bowie in his RIBA nomination papers, and attributed to Barbour in his obituary. Sundial to south with late 17th/18th century stone fragments.
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