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Tor Hill,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale East, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6371 / 55°38'13"N

Longitude: -3.1556 / 3°9'20"W

OS Eastings: 327353

OS Northings: 638774

OS Grid: NT273387

Mapcode National: GBR 63D8.M3

Mapcode Global: WH6V5.HKKX

Entry Name: Tor Hill,fort

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1971

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3061

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Traquair

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale East

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


Late 18th century. Picturesquely sited country house of 2 and 3 storeys over a basement. Unusual plan form being only 1 room deep. Squared and coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.

MAIN ELEVATION: Central block 3 storeys with side central entrance bay flanked by 2 full-height, 3-window bows, 2 lower, 2-bay, 2-storey wings. Central pilastered and pedimented doorpiece with decorative fanlight. Windows all 12-pane sash and case, those to the centre of the bows blind. Tall stacks on outer wall of 3-bay section.

REAR ELEVATION: built into slope, additional covered rear access corridor.

INTERIOR: simply detailed and chimneypieces now lost. Access to the wings, probably intended for service functions is surprisingly limited.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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