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Old Place of Sorbie Also Known As Sorbie Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Sorbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7941 / 54°47'38"N

Longitude: -4.411 / 4°24'39"W

OS Eastings: 245089

OS Northings: 547025

OS Grid: NX450470

Mapcode National: GBR HJH1.66X

Mapcode Global: WH3V7.6RRM

Entry Name: Old Place of Sorbie Also Known As Sorbie Tower

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353478

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19181

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sorbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Sorbie

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Late 16th century built for the Hannay family. Roofless 4-storey L-plan towerhouse, largely complete to wallhead. Rubble walling, squared quoins, some openings with roll-moulded jambs, some openings have lost their moulded jambs. L-plan with long wing on N-S axis, shorter projecting wing to SE, with circular stair tower corbelled-out from 1st floor level in re-entrant angle.Doorway in re-entrant angle, some roll-moulded jambs survive, lintel has been lost. Mainly slit windows to ground lighting usual vaulted cellarage and kitchen with large cooking hearth to N wall. Scale and platt stair occupies whole of ground floor of wing, giving access to 1st floor hall, with 2 intra-mural chambers to N gable wall flanking kitchen flue. 2nd floor had 2 chambers, floors above 1st missing. Corbelled footings for angle rounds at NW and SW angles.

Statement of Interest

Owned and walls made safe by Clan Hannay Society.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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