This L-planned tower, dating from the late 16th century, and
said to have been given by the Earl of Morton to Thomas Grierson in 1587,
forms the East-wing of a mansion built in 1806. Built of red rubble and
rising to four storeys and an attic, it has both corbelled
angle-turrets and a parapet; the latter may be a modernisation as
there has been considerable alteration to the building. The West
wing of the modern house is a very fair imitation of the style of
the earlier fortalice; it bears a panel dated 1680, which presumably
has come from the latter.
Location: NX 876901
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