Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Removed


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
West Kilbride
NS 17542 48926
217542, 648926

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Fine example of a 14th century Scottish stronghold and a conspicuous object to all voyagers on the Clyde. Unusual L-plan, the wing being placed at the end of the oblong keep and not at the side as is usual; entrance doorway on ground floor and another on 1st floor, both in the re-entering angle but on different faces; whole of ground floor is

vaulted, as well as the hall on 1st floor; a peculiarity is that such a small building as this should have two kitchens; arrangement of stairs allowed servants entering by the lower door to reach upper floors and battlements without going through the hall and disturbing its occupants; hall is lighted by two large windows with stone seats; rooms in tower were evidently bedrooms and are provided with fireplaces and garde-robes. Portincross was conferred in 1306 on Sir Robert Boyd of

Kilmarnock with whom and his descendants, the Boyds of Portincross, it remained till 1737.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument



C and D Archives Vol. iii plans and section fig. 95 illustrations figs. 96 & 97

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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 advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to PORTINCROSS CASTLE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 20/04/2019 05:38