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Lairds House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Jerviswood

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 46540

Site Number NS84NE 7

NGR NS 88376 45514

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Lanark
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS84NE 7 88376 45514

(Name NS 88514549) Jerviswood (NAT)

OS 6" map (1941)

Jerviswood is a good specimen of a plain Scottish house of the seventeenth century.

Adjoining the present house, there are the ruins of a more ancient castle. It has evidently been a quadrilateral tower, and the round arched doorway with water-table and drip-stone carved with a head, is indicative of considerable antiquity.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

Jerviswood, a late 16th or early 17th century laird's house, is structurally sound but now uninhabited. Part of an earlier tower (probably 15-16th century) was demolished about 1950 (R Baillie, Jerviswood, Lanark) when bathrooms were added to the south gable of the 17th century house: the only part of the N wall containing the door doorway shown by MacGibbon and Ross and the SW corner remain.

Visited by OS (RD) 3 January 1968


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