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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/04/1971


  • Local Authority: East Ayrshire
  • Planning Authority: East Ayrshire
  • Parish: Loudoun

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 50653 37776
  • Coordinates: 250653, 637776


Ruin of extensive building erected circa 1807 in the castle style for the Countess of Loudoun and Moira, Archibald Elliot, architect - Within this structure are incorporated portions of two older castles; a 15th - 16th century Keep of which there remains four stories, and a portion of a 17th century structure.

Statement of Special Interest

Fire 1941. No longer open to public because of vandals. Damaged by frost. Upgraded, Category B to A, 7 April 1997.



NEW VITRUVIUS BRITANNIUS G. Richardson Vol. II plates 51-56.

C. and D. Arch. Vol. V pp. 321-325, plans and sections fig. 1434, details fig. 1435.


About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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