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Craufurdland Castle

Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Craufurdland Castle

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Crawfurdland

Canmore ID 42934

Site Number NS44SE 5

NGR NS 45585 40798

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS44SE 5 45585 40798

(NS 4558 4079) Craufurdland Castle (NAT) Tower (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

Craufurdland Castle, the ancient seat of the Crawfords of Craufurdland, has been built at different periods. The central part is a Gothic castle style mansion, built about 1830-40. The W wings of the mansion incorporates a small tower of probable late 15th or early 16th century date, three storeys and an attic in height. The E wing, two storeys high, was built in the 17th century; it contains a fein ornamental ceiling dated 1648.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889; SDD List 1962; N Tranter 1965

The tower protrudes 4m from the SW wall of the mansion. The E wing, a plain, much-restored 17th century building, is occupied and in good condition.

Visited by OS (JLD) 31 July 1956

No change; in good repair.

Visited by OS (JRL) 7 August 1982

NS44SE 13 4635 4128 Bridge

NS44SE 15 454 406 Effigies

NS44SE 14 4564 4104 Mains

Architecture Notes


Owner: Crawfurd

Mid-19th century Gothic.


SMT Magazine November 1934 page 37

SMT Magazine June 1933 page 33


Photographic Record (1870 - 1880)

Photographs by H S P Taylor of Fenwick village, Ayrshire, and surrounding area collated in an album held by RCAHMS, PA 160.


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