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Latitude: 55.7698 / 55°46'11"N
Longitude: -4.3096 / 4°18'34"W
OS Eastings: 255207
OS Northings: 655356
OS Grid: NS552553
Mapcode National: GBR 3P.9KDT
Mapcode Global: WH3PM.R7ZM
Plus Code: 9C7QQM9R+W5
Entry Name: Mearns Castle, Waterfoot Road, Newton Mearns
Listing Name: Church of Maxwell, Mearns Castle, Broom Road, by Newton Mearns.
Listing Date: 10 June 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352593
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18536
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Renfrewshire
Electoral Ward: Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Mid XV century tower house. 30' x 44' about 40' high. Embattled parapet on corbelled wallhead. Concrete roof.
This 15th century tower house was built by Lord Maxwell and sits prominently on a steep site, overlooking a valley. It was converted for church use in the late 1960s. A new church was then built next to the tower in the early 1970s and the tower is now not used (2013).
The 1970s church attached to the Tower House was not considered to be of special architectural or historic interest when assessed in 2013.
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