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Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Kirkstile

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) 'Eckgingles'; Chingles; Kirkton; Kirktoun; Echizingles Tower; Kirkstile, Ewes

Canmore ID 67787

Site Number NY39SE 16

NGR NY 368 907

NGR Description NY c. 368 907

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY39SE 16 c. 368 907.

Echizingles, or Chingles, Tower (belonging to the Armstrongs) stood near the old church of Kirkton (NY 369 908) in 1590.

J and R Hyslop 1912

There is no indication or surviving tradition of a tower in this vicinity. Dr M Robson of Wilton Lodge Museum has no information about this name.

Visited by OS (JRL) 3 October 1979

There are no visible remains of the tower of 'Eckgingles', recorded on the map of 1590. The tower is probably that depicted on the S side of the Kirkton Burn (at approximately NY 368 907) as 'Kirktoun' in Blaeu's Atlas of 1654.

J Blaeu 1654; J and R Hyslop 1912; RCAHMS 1981.

Kirkstile, Ewes. Listed as tower.

RCAHMS 1997.


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