Castlecary Castle

Tower House

Site Name Castlecary Castle

Classification Tower House

Alternative Name(s) Castle Cary

Canmore ID 45827

Site Number NS77NE 23

NGR NS 78663 77526

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS77NE 23 78663 77526

The tower and eastern range have been restored, and are in use as a dwelling house. Only the lower portion of the western courtyard wall appears to be an original feature.

Visited by OS August 1959 and April 1967.

Fifteenth-century tower-house with 17th-century additions, possibly planned as an L-shaped building but not completed; it incorporates much reused Roman masonry.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889; RCAHMS 1963; RCAHMS 1978

NS 7867 7752. Work by Falkirk Museum prior to the installation of a new sewage system revealed a broad ditch, 7.5m wide, under the 17th-century extension to the tower house. The ditch had been deliberately filled in for the construction of this wing, and may have been contemporary with the original structure of 1485.

Sponsor: R Hunter.

G B Bailey 1996

Architecture Notes

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I G Lindsay Collection, W/174

W/195

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