Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Glentress Tower,ENE of Glentress

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale East, Scottish Borders

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 55.6784 / 55°40'42"N

Longitude: -3.0374 / 3°2'14"W

OS Eastings: 334862

OS Northings: 643250

OS Grid: NT348432

Mapcode National: GBR 727S.69

Mapcode Global: WH7W5.9JWR

Entry Name: Glentress Tower,ENE of Glentress

Scheduled Date: 29 December 1971

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3112

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: tower

Location: Innerleithen

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale East

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


James Thomson, architect; Nos 1-16, 1866-7 Nos 17-28, 1870-4.

2 terraces of 2-bay houses intersected by Horselethill Road;

similar in bay arrangement and detail.

Nos 1-16: 32 bays with shallow advanced 4-bay central

polished ashlar, partly stonecleaned, arranged with 2-storey

corniced canted window to left Nos 1-8 or right Nos 9-16 (at

pavilions with engaged Corinthian columns). Steps oversailing

basement to architraved, consoled and corniced doorpieces,

cornice acts as base to 1st floor balconies with pierced

ashlar parapet. Pavilion doorpieces tripartite, architraved

with elaborately moulded consoles supporting mutule cornice;

glazed sidelights. All windows architraved; lugged at 2nd

floor and tripartite over projecting windows. Plate glass

sashes. Continuous cornice over ground. Cill strings to 2nd

floor of pavilions. Round headed dormers; tall corniced axial


Nos 17-22 detailed as nos 1-16; stepped down slight slope,

bays arranged 12-4-8; nos 23 and 24 being 4-bay pavilion.

Flanks to both terraces: polished ashlar, 3 bays. Details

similar to main fronts. Rear elevations droved ashlar. Leaded

upper sashes to canted windows at Nos 3 and 4; good leaded

glass vestibule doors at Nos 8, 26. At Nos 17, 18, 22, 24 and

25 doors converted to tripartite windows. Plain cast-iron

railings to steps and basement area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.