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Kirkconnel Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Kirkconnel Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Bell's Tower, Springkell; Kirkconnel Tower, Springkell

Canmore ID 67059

Site Number NY27NE 3

NGR NY 2533 7523

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkpatrick-fleming
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY27NE 3 2533 7523.

(NY 25337523) Kirkconnel (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

Not to be confused with Kirkconnel Tower in Hoddom parish (NY17NE 3.00).

The site of Kirkconnel, said to have been a mansion belonging to the Irving family, was pointed out by local informants, including Sir John Maxwell of Springkell who could recollect some of the ruins standing here. No traces now remain.

Name Book 1858

The RCAHMS suggests that this tower equates with 'Bell's Tower', mentioned in an Act of 1481 for the garrisoning of the lower Annan.

RCAHMS 1920.

No traces of this building can be seen on the ground.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 16 October 1967

Kirkconnel Tower, which stood in the grounds of Springkell, was the predecessor of the Kirkconnel Tower described on NY17NE 3.

A M T Maxwell-Irving 1974.

Kirkconnel Tower, Springkell. Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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