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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 684879

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO20NW 1 20687 09794 to 2066 0980.

(NO 2068 0979) Corston Tower (NR) (Ruins of)

OS 6" (1938)

Corston Tower was three storeys and an attic in height. The kitchen was a single-storey building at the SW corner. 'About five years ago, the whole structure with the exception of the east wall fell...' The lower part of the old walls was rebuilt.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1892

This 16th century tower was oblong in shape, measuring 26 x 21ft, the masonry being of rubble with ashlar dressing. Twenty yards NE of the tower is a fragment of a rectangular dovecot.


The remains of Corston Tower are as described by RCAHMS. The east wall is about 10.0m high, the other walls being 1 to 2.0m high, and 1.0m thick. Only the NE corner of the dovecot (NO 2066 0980) remains the east wall being 3.0m long, the north 1.5m. Both walls are of rubble and 0.4m thick.

Visited by OS (DS) 29 October 1956

Generally as described above. The dovecot has been further reduced.

Visited by OS (RD) 31 March 1967

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