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Isle Tower

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

Site Name Isle Tower

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

Alternative Name(s) Isle

Canmore ID 65898

Site Number NX98SW 15

NGR NX 93594 83225

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX98SW 15 93594 83225.

(NX 9358 8321) Tower (NR)

OS 6" map (1948)

Isle Tower a 16th century building, measures 22 feet 3 inches long by 19 feet 3 inches wide overall. A modern mansion is attached to the south wall of the tower and to the west there extends a range of out-buildings bearing the date, '1700' on the south wall.

The tower is inhabited and in excellent repair.

RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912

The original building is believed to have been erected in 1414. The land was granted to the Ferguson's by King Robert the Bruce.

A C Smith 1924

NX 9359 8322 Generally as described above.

Visited by OS (RDL) 25 June 1964.

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

Plans:

Miss I. H. K. Beattie, Architect, Dumfries - Plans, sections and elevations

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