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Barbieston Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Barbieston Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Skeldon House Policies

Canmore ID 41623

Site Number NS31SE 1

NGR NS 3675 1417

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Dalrymple (Cumnock And Doon Valley)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS31SE 1 3675 1417

(NS 3675 1417) Barbieston Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1908).

See also NS31SE 17.00.

Some stones of Barbieston Castle were found bearing the dates of 1340 and 1345. It was modernised about fifty years ago.

NSA 1845

Barbieston Castle was razed to the ground within the last two years (i.e. 1845).

J Paterson 1847

The site is on a long, low terrace N of the River Doon. There are no traces of any foundations, but to the SE, on the river bank, there is

a group of large stones possibly removed from the castle.

Visited by OS (JD) 21 November 1955

As described in the previous report.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 10 September 1968

This site is regularly ploughed. No further information. There is nothing significant visible on aerial photographs (RAF/106G/Scot/UK90: 3016-17, flown 1946).

Visited by OS (MJF) 20 September 1980


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