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Upper Corsock

Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Upper Corsock

Classification Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Corsock Tower

Canmore ID 64729

Site Number NX77SE 3

NGR NX 7636 7444

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Parton
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX77SE 3.00 7636 7444.

NX77SE 3.01 7632 7442 Farmstead

(NX 7636 7444) Upper Corsock (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The ruins of an old mansion or castle and offices; little now remains, most of the stone having been removed.

Name Book 1850

There are the remains of an old castle on Corsock estate. It is now very dilapidated, little remaining but an old tower. It was the residence of the covenanter, Robert Nelson of Corsock.

NSA 1845 (W Crosbie)

The site of Corsock Tower is mentioned (G Macdonald 1911), while Harper calls it the "old Castle of Corsock", adding that a plaque from it, bearing the Nelson arms and initials JN and MG, is built into the walls of the modern house.

M Harper 1896

The remains consist of three small, adjoined rectangular buildings and a large rectangular pile of rubble up to 1.3m high, which may represent the remains of a tower. Thirty metres to the W is another rectangular foundation, cut by a later track. The plaque on Corsock House (NX 758 755) also bears a date, which is indecipherable.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 7 November 1973.


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