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
Coordinates55°02′15″N 3°19′23″W / 55.037563°N 3.322951°W / 55.037563; -3.322951
TypeTower house
Height30 feet to parapet walk
Site information
OwnerPrivate
ConditionPreserved
Site history
Built1565
Built byJohn Maxwell
MaterialsSandstone

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 scheduled monument.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Repentance Tower (SM706)". Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  • 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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