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Drummellan Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Drummellan Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 40883

Site Number NS20SE 5

NGR NS 29788 03160

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Dailly
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS20SE 5 2978 0316.

(NS 2978 0316) Drummellan Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1911)

A branch of the Kennedy family settled on the Girvan Water during the reign of David II and erected a tower, which was removed more than 30 years ago (pre-1856).

Name Book 1856

No remains of the tower are to be seen. The site now lies beneath a carriage drive. There are a few stones lying about, but no dressed masonry.

Visited by OS (JLD) 4 May 1954


Field Visit (April 1982)

Drummellan Castle NS 297 031 NS20SE 5

There are no visible remains of this building which was 'entirely leveled' in the early 19th century.

RCAHMS 1983, visited April 1982

(Name Book, Ayr, No. 19, p. 32; Paterson 1863-6, ii, 209-23; Macfarlane 1906-8, ii, 11).


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