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Wreaths Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Wreaths Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Cowcorse

Canmore ID 65339

Site Number NX95NE 1

NGR NX 95293 56522

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkbean
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX95NE 1 95293 56522

(NX 9529 5652) Wreaths Tower (NR)

(Remains of)

OS 6" map (1946)

The building has apparently been oblong on plan, but the SE angle, containing a wheel staircase, is all that remains. Fragmentary portions of the south and east walls extend for a distance of 23' and 13'2" respectively.

It probably dates from the 16th century and is said to have belonged to the Regent Morton, executed in 1581. The remains in general are in a critical state.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

The remains of Wreaths Tower are generally as described above.

Visited by OS (JTT) 10 August 1965.


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