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Bothwellhaugh Plantion, Orbiston House

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Bothwellhaugh Plantion, Orbiston House

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Douglas Park; Orbiston Castle; Orbiston House

Canmore ID 45666

Site Number NS75NW 24

NGR NS 73117 58153

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Bothwell (Motherwell)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Motherwell
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS75NW 24 7324 5802.

(NS 7324 5802) Orbiston House (NAT)

OS 6" map (1958)

A sizable ruin, considered by Talbot to be a 15th or early 16th century tower house, though dated slightly later by I Fisher (RCAHMS).

Information from S Reid (Director, Strathclyde Park Joint Cttee) letter to D J Breeze, IAM, 12 May 1975; Information from E J Talbot.

Architecture Notes


Orbiston House (near Hamilton), "new built"; " Mr Robert Burn architect, Leith Walk, has the plan and elevation of the house" (1795) - (Edinburgh Evening Courant, Nov 21 1795)



National Portrait Gallery

'Glasgow and Lanarkshire Illustrated'.

1910 Cat. 1935 C/July 1946, p. 100 - article and photograph

Mitchell Library

J. Maclehose, 'Country Houses' - 1 photograph


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