Repentance Tower

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Repentance Tower
Near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
UK grid reference NY155722
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Repentance Tower
Repentance Tower is located in Scotland
Repentance Tower
Repentance Tower
Coordinates 55°02′15″N 3°19′23″W / 55.037563°N 3.322951°W / 55.037563; -3.322951
Type Tower house
Height 30 feet to parapet walk
Site information
Owner Private
Condition Preserved
Site history
Built 1565
Built by John Maxwell
Materials Sandstone

Repentance Tower is a 16th-century tower house situated near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. Built in 1565 by John Maxwell, it served as a watchtower for Hoddom Castle. The tower takes its name from an inscription above the door.

It is a Category A listed building and a scheduled monument.[1][2]


  1. ^ "REPENTANCE TOWER - LB3570". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Repentance Tower - SM706". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  • Coventry, Martin (2001) The Castles of Scotland, 3rd Ed. Scotland: Goblinshead ISBN 1-899874-26-7
  • Maxwell-Irving, A. M. T. (2000) The Border Towers of Scotland, Creedon Publications ISBN 1-899316-31-0

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