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DOUGLAS ESTATE DOUGLAS CASTLELB1449

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
12/01/1971
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Douglas
NGR
NS 84242 31841
Coordinates
284242, 631841

Description

Probably 17th century. Ruined 3-stage round tower, open at

south; original north tower of Douglas Castle (burned 1758)

and now only surviving fragment. Snecked stugged ashlar.

Altered large rectangular openings at each stage, some

blocked stages divided by band courses and capped by cornice.

Rough masonry where originally attached to castle.

Statement of Special Interest

Sir Walter Scott's "Castle Dangerous"

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon & Ross "Castellated and Domestic Architecture 1892"

Vol v p 263

Weekly Scotsman Oct 13th 1937

Sir Herbert Maxwell A History of the House of Douglas 1902

Vol II p243

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.

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