#163 Abbot's Tower
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
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|Abbot's Tower is a
small L-plan tower house consisting of four stories and a windowless garret.
The stair tower is topped with a caphouse, and a stair-turret in the
re-entrant angle connects the second through fourth levels. The
tower was built about 1580 by John Broun, the next to last abbot of
nearby Sweetheart Abbey, possibly using stone from that Abbey, which was
about to be confiscated by the Crown. There are round bartizans at
the opposite corners. The mostly remnant barmkin dates back to an
earlier pele of 1541, built by John's father, Cuthbert, whose brother was
also abbot at that time. The Brouns allied themselves with the
Maxwells and the Counter Reformation, thus falling out of favor and into
debt. The estate was sold in1627 and fell into disrepair. A
15 year restoration project began in 1990. The castle and grounds
were for sale in 2012 for
£625,000 (currently US$845,000.)
I have no idea what it actually sold for.
Elevations & Cross-sections
Garrett & Cap House
of the Lego Model
begins. I anticipate a fun project!
By January 2 I've placed
3 orders for
dark tan elements I don't have or have
run out of... More in a couple of days!
has arrived, so
on January 6 work on the
tower resumes - for a day...
Abbot's Tower is as cute
Lego as it is in real life!
January 19 the
necessary Lego arrives...
upward, closer to the
level of the roofline.
A bit more work got
done in January 22.
Hopefully ready to roof
in the next couple of days!
of the Lego Model
Built December 2017 -January 2018
This build was difficult because for design on due to the lack of elements of the desired
colors being available from Lego. I hoped to use "medium dark flesh" [Lego's "dark nougat"]
for the quoins, etc. by ended up settling for "dark tan", and even then it was a difficult
build. But then, if there are no challenges, where's the fun?
The view of the finished
castle from the north
The southwest view high-|
lights the relation of main
block roof to caphouse
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