Barjarg Tower

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Barjarg Tower is an L-plan tower house probably dating from 1680, four miles south-east of Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.[1] It is attached to a 19th-century mansion.[1]

History[edit]

The land appears to have been given to Thomas Grierson by the Earl of Morton in 1587.[2] His son John Grierson and his wife Grizel Kilpatrick built the tower.[1] Subsequent owners included the judge Lord Tinwald and the minister Andrew Hunter.[1]

Structure[edit]

The castle, which has been modernised within, has a crenellated parapet, which may be a later addition.[1] It has one open round turret at one corner and two conically capped turrets at two others.[1] The castle, which has four storeys and an attic, is built of red rubble.[2]

It is a category B listed building.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lindsay, Maurice (1986) The Castles of Scotland. Constable. ISBN 0-09-473430-5 p.74
  2. ^ a b "Barjarg House". Canmore. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  3. ^ "Barjarg House". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-10-24.

Coordinates: 55°11′31″N 3°45′51″W / 55.1919°N 3.7641°W / 55.1919; -3.7641