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Gelston Castle

Date 21 May 1990

Event ID 896781

Category Management

Type Site Management


Important country house in Adam castellated style, gutted and now roofless but complete to wallhead. Square-plan with round tourelles at each angle, walls slightly ramped. 2-stories over raised ground level basement, with 3 storey advanced centre bays to front elevation giving tower effect. Finely tooled droved red sandstone walling.

Built for Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas. Strongly influenced by the Castle style of Robert Adam. All masonwork of the very highest quality. (Historic Scotland)

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