Keys to the Past

Kyloe Tower House (Kyloe)

The basement barrel vault of Kyloe Tower, Kyloe. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The basement barrel vault of Kyloe Tower, Kyloe. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Kyloe Tower lies amongst the buildings of East Kyloe Farm. It is joined to farm buildings to the south and hemmed in by a modern shed to the west. This is the lower part of a tower first mentioned in around 1450 and described as in good repair in 1560. It is roughly square in plan and has thick, stone walls. The basement is covered by a stone vault. Old accounts refer to a rectangular yard or barmkin, with the tower at the north-west corner. This is a Grade II Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3739
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY, East Kyloe Tower, East Kyloe. Photogrammetric survey. 2008; Photarc Surveys
BUILDING SURVEY, East Kyloe Tower 2010; AOC Archaeology Group

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kyloe

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