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Ladyland Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Ladyland Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 42154

Site Number NS35NW 10

NGR NS 32305 57915

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilbirnie
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35NW 10 3230 5791.

(NS 3230 5791) Ladyland Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10000 map (1980)

Ladyland Castle, described by Pont about 1609 as 'a strong tower', was demolished in 1815, except for a part of the N wall, 20ft long, 25ft high, and 6ft thick. A date stone, now over the entrance to the adjoining garden, bears the initials WHIB and date Anno 1669. The date no doubt refers to some repairs as the present remains are part of the tower noted by Pont.

NSA 1845 (W Dobie); Name Book 1856

The remains of Ladyland Castle are generally as described. A fragment of E wall, 2.0m.long, remains to form the NE angle. The interior of this angle is overgrown and choked with rubble. No trace of any foundations are visible in a rose garden S of the wall fragment.

Visited by OS (DS) 30 August 1956 and (RDL) 13 May 1964

No change. The remains of the rubble-built N wall, 5m long, are incorporated in the later, 19th century, garden wall, the earlier build being obvious. A gun-loop, just above ground level, is visible on the N side.

Visited by OS (JRL) 25 January 1983


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