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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 3376 7216

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


Note (1981)

'Coome' NY c. 337 721 NY37SW

A map of 1590 places this tower 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 on the Ordnance Survey map of 1862.

RCAHMS 1981.

(OS 6-inch map, Dumfriesshire, 1st ed., 1862, sheet lix; Graham 1912, 49; Hyslop and Hyslop 1912, 320).

Note (1997)

NY 337 721 NY37SW 5

Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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