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Latitude: 55.8595 / 55°51'34"N
Longitude: -3.0811 / 3°4'51"W
OS Eastings: 332429
OS Northings: 663446
OS Grid: NT324634
Mapcode National: GBR 60XP.RD
Mapcode Global: WH6T1.NZ1G
Plus Code: 9C7RVW59+QH
Entry Name: Folly, Dalhousie Castle
Listing Name: Dalhousie Castle, Folly Tower on W Bank of River South Esk
Listing Date: 5 May 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393309
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46127
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian South
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 18th century. Circular-plan folly. Randomly arranged unhewn stones with tooled pink sandstone rubble lining. Pointed-arched doorways to W and N with polished dressings surmounted by bull's-eye/oculus window opening; elliptical window opening to S; bull's-eye/oculus window opening to E. Roofless (1998).
B Group with Dalhousie Castle, Folly on E Bank of River South Esk, Dalhousie Bridge over River South Esk, West Lodge and Grove Farm (former Dalhousie Walled Garden). Similar to Cockpen Farm, Folly on E Bank of River South Esk (see separate listing). Described as a "washing house" on the 1st edition OS map, the purpose of the tower is unclear. It seems most likely that it was simply a folly forming part of the picturesque landscape.