Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 19337 63110
219337, 663110


2 lintels of 1603 and 1604 may date building. Repaired and

altered 1853 (dated). Rectangular-plan 3-storey and

attic tower (now reduced in size) (ragged wall fragments to

east); screen wall, formerly part of a courtyard, extends

south from tall, conical-roofed, circular angle turret.

All rubble-built with ashlar dressings. Tower house has

round-headed doorway on south wall, and single roll-moulded

window at each level, dovecot in dormer head. Moulded eaves

cornice; crowstepped gables and coped end stacks. Slate


Single light at each level above ground to west gable

and west elevation of angle turret; latter entered by

segmental-arched east-facing door; door above opens onto

parapet walkway of screen wall; doorway, 3 circular hand-gun

ports and 2 slits to west (outer) face of latter; corbelled

and crenellated parapets above linked to conical-roofed

corbelled round turret at south.

Statement of Special Interest

J T Rochead designed the nearby new Knock Castle circa

1852, and so may also have been responsible for the

alterations to this building.



Pont, CUNNINGHAME, 1876. pp224-8 (& illus.)

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