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Archaeology Notes

Date 1953

Event ID 704399

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/704399

(NS 6530 5872) Gilbertfield Castle (NR) (In Ruins) (AD 1607)

OS 6" map, (1935)

On the north side of Dechmont Hill stands the house of Gilbertfield, with date stone 1607, now in ruins.

The term "Castle" seems to be recent and it was evidently never a fortress.

Source: Name Book 1857.

Gilbertfield is a mansion built on the simple L-plan, four storeys in height with the ground floor vaulted.

Source: D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

The remains are in poor condition and the wing has been completely demolished except for about 3 metres of the return wall.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (J D) 26 August 1953.

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