Auchenrivock Tower
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Auchenrivock Tower
Auchenrivock Tower
Near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
UK grid reference NY372805
Auchenrivock Tower is located in Scotland
Auchenrivock Tower
Auchenrivock Tower
Coordinates55°06?55?N 2°59?07?W / 55.115353°N 2.985301°W / 55.115353; -2.985301
TypeL-Plan Tower house
Site information
OwnerBuccleuch estate
Open to
the public
No
ConditionRuined
Site history
BuiltLate 16th Century
MaterialsStone

Auchenrivock Tower is a ruined late 16th Century tower house situated near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. The remains of the tower, which rise 8 feet at their highest, are currently built into a garden wall.

An earlier stronghold of the Irvings of Eskdale, called Stakehugh, lay near the current site.

References

  • 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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