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Salenside Tower

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SALENSIDE COTTAGE
  • Canmore ID
    54312
  • Site type
    TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    ASHKIRK
  • Council
    SELKIRKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 4644 2070
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.47717N, 2.848913W
  • Archeological notes
    NT42SE 14 4644 2070. SALENSIDE TOWER (NR) (Site of). OS 6" map (1900) Salenside Tower. The O.S. map indicates that nothing of this tower is left, but it is possible nevertheless that Salenside cottage, which is situated on a knoll SSW. of Salenside farm, is actually the converted base of the tower. This single-storeyed building is oblong on plan and measures 38 ft. from NW. to SE. by 23 ft. from SW. To NE. over walls about 6 ft. 6 in. thick. It includes two rooms separated by a stout transverse partition carrying the chimney flues. While the door and window openings are comparatively modern, the outer walls seem to be not later than the 17th century. RCAHMS 1957, visited 1934 Salenside Cottage, situated at NT 4643 2070, measures 17.0 m. NW - SE by 6.5 m. NE - SW, the walls at no time exceeding 0.75 m. in thickness. These measurements are different to those quoted above. The walls of the cottage, however, appear to be modern and in no way connected with Salenside Tower. The cottage is uninhabited and semi-derelict. Visited by OS (WDJ) 21 April 1965 There are no visible remains of a tower-house at Salenside. However, Salenside cottage has recently been remodelled with the addition, on its SW side, of a modern three-storey tower, complete with projecting stair-wing. Visited by RCAHMS (IMS, JRS) 9 September 1993.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet XIX (& part of Selkirkshire sheet XV)1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 019.061858