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Kilmaurs Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Kilmaurs Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 42946

Site Number NS44SW 16

NGR NS 4121 4112

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

NS44SW 16 4121 4112.

(NS 4121 4112) Tower (NR) (remains of)

OS 25" map (1964)

The remains of Kilmaurs Tower abut the W wall of its successor, Kilmaurs Place (NS44SW 8) (see also NS55SW 3).

N Tranter 1965; D McNaught 1912

The walls of the W part of this tower are about 3.0m high and 0.8m thick, and are in a ruinous condition. The E part has been roofed and restored, and now serves as a farm outbuilding. A rectilinear doorway exists at the NW angle, and the interior contains the remains of a vault and a fireplace. The remains of an old wall about 1.0m high, possibly a former courtyard wall, run from the SW angle of the tower for a distance of 24.0m.

Visited by OS (JLD) 27 July 1956

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (EGC) 12 February 1962

No change.

Visited by OS (JRL) 24 August 1982


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