Auchenskeock Castle

Castle

Site Name Auchenskeock Castle

Classification Castle

Alternative Name(s) Auchenskeoch Castle; Achinskeauch; Southwick Water; Auchenskeoch Castle Farm

Canmore ID 65389

Site Number NX95NW 2

NGR NX 91742 58873

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Colvend And Southwick
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

91742 58873

(NX 9174 5887) Castle Farm on site of Auchenskeock Castle (NR)

OS 6" map (1946)

For surrounding farmsteading (Auchenskeoch Castle Farm), see also NX95NW 31.00.

Auchenskeoch Castle: The remains of this castle are situated within the farm-steading of Auchenskeoch. The castle appears to have been on the Z - plan, and to date from the second half of the 16th century.

The remaining portions consist of a circular tower, 10' in diameter, at the NW angle, from which two walls project to the east and south for a distance of about 37'6" respectively. The walls have a uniform thickness of 2'6" throughout, and an average height of about 20'.

The ruin is now enclosed on the south by modern farm-sheds, and is in a neglected state.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

The remains of Auchenskeock Castle (the correct spelling of the name could not be confirmed) are generally as described above, except that the S wall has been demolished. The fabric of the remaining wall and tower is quite sound.

Visited by OS (JTT) 11 August 1965.

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