Repentance Tower

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Repentance Tower
Near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
UK grid reference NY155722
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

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.


  • 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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