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Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name 'Coome'

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Cowholm

Canmore ID 67568

Site Number NY37SW 5

NGR NY 337 721

NGR Description NY c. 337 721

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Half Morton
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY37SW 5 c. 337 721.

A map of 1590 places the tower of 'Coome' on the E side of the River Sark, but it more probably stood W of the river in the vicinity of the farmstead of Cowholm, which is noted (at NY 337 721) on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (Dumfriesshire, sheet lix, 1862). (Cowholm is not noted on the 1976 edition of the OS 1:10,000 map).

J and R Hyslop 1912; T H B Graham 1912; RCAHMS 1981.

Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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