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Bogrie House

Farmhouse (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Bogrie House

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

Alternative Name(s) Bogrie Tower

Canmore ID 65133

Site Number NX88SW 2

NGR NX 81188 84973

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX88SW 2 81188 84973.

(NX 8119 8495) Bogrie Tower (NR)

OS 25" map (1909)

Bogrie Tower is now reduced to a two-storeyed shepherd's house. It was partly taken down in 1860, when some of the stones from the upper storey were used to make repairs on the farm steading. The tower appears to have been larger and stronger than that at Sundaywell (NX88SW 5).

Over the arched doorway is a stone date 1770. Over the back door is a panel dated 1660 with the initials I K . I M. In 1639 John Kirkoe was proprietor of Bogrie, and his wife seems to have been Jean Maxwell. RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912

A farmhouse bearing the date 1770. There is no sign of any earlier work.

Visited by OS (JP) 15 November 1973

This tower is now a renovated dwelling house known as Bogrie (Mr Cooper, Sundaywell). The exterior has been harled and apart from the original windows, which are still intact, there is no early stonework visible. Additional to the stones mentioned above there is a panel bearing a coat of arms over the front door and one with a thistle design in the back wall at first floor level.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (BS) 13 February 1978.


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