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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 714005

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT28NW 1.00 22081 89721.

NT28NW 1.01 21813 89597 West Lodge

(NT 2208 8972) Balmuto (NAT)

Tower (NR) (remains of)

OS 6"map, (1967)

The mansion of Balmuto includes a 15th century tower, two 16th century additions, and modern extensions. The earlier parts have been modernised internally.

The tower has been enclosed on all sides except the N. It is 24 3/4' N-S by 32 1/2' over walls about 6' thick. It contains three storeys, the lowest vaulted. The masonry is coursed rubble. The battlemented parapet is modern.

The 16th century addition on the W adjoins the tower and consists of a vaulted ground floor and two upper storeys. That on the S, which may be 16th century, is parallel to the tower and consists of a vaulted, except where altered, ground floor and an upper floor.

RCAHMS 1933.

Balmuto is now unoccupied and semi-derelict. It is as described by the RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (W D J) 11 March 1959.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (S F S) 17 December 1975.

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