Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 30130 10029
230130, 610029


Probably 1st quarter of 17th century, enlarged in 19th

century. L-plan 4 storey tower, the stair in the southern

wing. Harled, with ashlar dressings, rubble-built 2-

storey crowstepped, gabled extensions to south and west

added prior to 1856. Entrance on north east elevation with

door in simply moulded jambs, 1st floor windows irregularly

placed, 1 on south east, 1 on north east elevation enlarged.

2nd floor with 2 windows to north east, 1 to south east.

Large angle turrets corbelled out above 2nd floor, at north

east and north west angles each with 3 windows, conical cap

and finial. 2 attic windows to north east with 3 decorative

semi-circles forming pediments, flank large wall-head stack;

similarly detailed dormers on south west. Southern stair wing

with corbelled top storey formerly prospect room with oriel

window to south west. Crow-stepped gables, slate roofs.

Rubble-built garden walls. Banded vermiculated gate piers

with pyramidal caps supported ball feet.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as town Mansion of Earls of Cassillis hereditary

bailiffs of Carrick. Probably built for John, 6th Earl, who

was appointed Extra ordinary Lord of Session at the




MacGibbon & Ross Castellated and Domestic architecture, 1892

vol III pp 498-502

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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