Listed Building

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SORN CASTLELB14273

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
14/04/1971
Local Authority
East Ayrshire
Planning Authority
East Ayrshire
Parish
Sorn
NGR
NS 54804 26913
Coordinates
254804, 626913

Description

An ancient fabric to which a modern mansion has been added,

finely situated on the crest of the precipitous bank of the

River Ayr. It is probable that the south-west portion is an

old keep, and that the north-east portion is a later

addition, the floors being on different levels; by this

enlargement a great hall was obtained on the first floor; at

about this time a parapet with ornamental corbelling and

bartizans was carried round the building.

Statement of Special Interest

(Amended 3.4.81 Doc 24 HGH/A/SF)

References

Bibliography

C and D Arch. Vol. iii pp 200-201 plans fig. 134 elevations

fig. 135. Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire, A. H. Millar 16th

century possibly with earlier link incorporated. Alterations

1793. Additions to entrance front and on east. David Bryce

1864. Porte cochere 1903, internal refitting 1908-9 - H.E.

Clifford.

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