Dolphiston Tower (site of)
Dolphiston Tower seems to have been a smaller tower, possibly a watch tower, associated with Dolphinston Castle to the north.
Dolphinston Castle was attacked and destroyed by the English twice in the 14th century, and it may be that Dolphiston Tower was built as a replacement after this time, or it may just have been a supplementary property.
Writing in 1845, the Statistical Account of Scotland describes “a plot of grass 22 yds (20 metres) square, long unbroken by the plough or spade, which is alleged to have formerly been furnished with a watch tower”. Aerial photographs suggest the footings of a square building, although I haven’t had a chance yet to investigate further.
Alternative names for Dolphiston Tower