Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 96128 99300
296128, 699300

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Courtyard castle comprising:-

(a) tower house, late 15th century 42 6" x 30 3", 60 to

parapets: 4-storey, ashlar built, vaulted at ground 1st and

and top floors; topmost vault ribbed with 2 grotesque masks

insertion of c.1600, original stair in S W angle removed at approximately same date; cape house is a recent restoration.

(b)South range. 16th century, 3 storey rubble-built with

corbelled parapet and 2 stair towers to court. 5 vaulted

cellars and pend to garden, hall at 1st. Ruined, considerable

parts of 2nd floor walls destroyed.

(c) Entrance gateway. Late 16th century. Roll moulded semi-

circular arch, vaulted pend.

(d) East range. Rebuilt (perhaps remodelled) circa 1600. 3

storey and attic, fine ashlar to court with 2 arch loggia and

ruined corridors above. Stair tower added to original tower

house at same date.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument

Scheduled Ancient Monument.



Inv. 615 il and plan S H Cruden DOE Guide. Billings.

S H Cruden, Scottish Castles 120 etc. C & D Arch. v. I.p.202

(il and plans) A I R Drummond, Old Clackmannanshire p.24

NSA v. VIII p.103

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