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Busbie Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Busbie Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 41907

Site Number NS33NE 4

NGR NS 3971 3901

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilmaurs (Kilmarnock And Loudoun)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS33NE 4 3971 3901.

(NS 3971 3901) Busbie Castle (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map (1969)

Busbie Castle, now runious, is a simple keep, built about 1600. It measures 37 1/2ft by 24 1/2ft and is about 50ft high.

The property of Busbie formed part of the barony of Robertoun, possessed by the Mowats from about 1400 to the mid-17th century.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889; D M'Naught 1912

Busbie Castle is now a pile of overgrown rubble. No details of the building are identifiable and the foundations cannot be traced. It was demolished recently as it was in a dangerous condition.

Visited by OS (DS) 15 August 1956

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (JLD) 3 October 1962

The rubble debris of Busbie Castle was finally levelled about five years ago (local information) to form an artificial terrace on the S side of a smallholding. Numerous carved stones and masonry blocks are heaped around the base of the terrace.

Visited by OS (JRL) 27 May 1982

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