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Eliock House

Country House (Period Unassigned), Hospital (First World War)

Site Name Eliock House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Hospital (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Elliock House; Eliock Auxiliary Hospital

Canmore ID 45450

Site Number NS70NE 9

NGR NS 79678 07450

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Sanquhar
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NS70NE 9.00 79678 07450.

(NS 7968 0744) Eliock (NAT).

OS 6" map (1958)

NS70NE 9.01 79765 07405 House Bridge

NS70NE 30 7991 0807 Lodge

Eliock (SDD List 1966) Elliock House, listed by Tranter as "much altered" is a 17th century mansion, H-shaped on plan, incorporating earlier work in the northern of two parallel wings. This contains a vaulted chamber with shot-holes to N and S. A circular tower, containing the wheel-staircase and entrance, projecting W from the central wing, is dated 1658. The NE wing appears derelict; ? fire damage.

RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912; N Tranter 1965

Eliock (nameboard) is as described. It is occupied and apart from the damaged north-east wing, it is in a good condition.

Visited by OS (BS) 13 April 1978


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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