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ye Tower of ye Lunne:Corries howse (Lunelly Tower)

a location shown on a 1590 map of the West Marches of Scotland (The Aglionby Platt)

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Corrie Castle; Tower of Lun

In the civil parish of Hutton And Corrie.
In the historic county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Modern Authority of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
1974 county of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY19718236
Latitude 55.12900° Longitude -3.26063°

This is certain as the location of ye Tower of ye Lunne:Corries howse shown on the Aglionby Platt.

There are masonry footings remains.

The likely form(s) of this building in 1590 are;

  • Tower House (gentry)
    Pele House ('bastle').

A section of the 1590 Aglionby Platt. Image reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland
Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland

(NY 1971 8236) Lunelly Tower (NR) (Remains of) (OS 6" map (1957))
A fragment of the S wall, 20 ft long, 25 ft high and 3 ft 8 ins thick remained in 1912. Of old it was called Lun, and was the seat of the Corrie family, probably some sort of wooden stockaded dwelling, till 1484. In 1516 the lands of Lund passed to the Johnstone family who lived here for three generations and probably built the tower. (RCAHMS 1920); R C Reid 1934
All that remains of Lunelly Tower is a rectangular mound of grass-covered masonary, about 2.0m high, probably the barrel-vaulted basement. A fragment of the outer wall face, about 4.0m long and about 1.4m high, is exposed on the south side. To the west, north and east of the tower the foundations of a courtyard wall, now generally a slight, stony bank, 0.4m high, at the SE corner of which are the possible foundations of a small turret. Revised at 25". Visited by OS (WDJ) 20 May 1966.
Listed as tower. (RCAHMS 1997) (Canmore)

In terms of social status probably more a tower house than a form of bastle but the actual form of the building is a little unclear although it may well have been three or more storeys.
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