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Edinburgh, Barnbougle Castle


Site Name Edinburgh, Barnbougle Castle

Classification Castle

Alternative Name(s) Dalmeny Estates

Canmore ID 50443

Site Number NT17NE 6

NGR NT 16869 78526

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Dalmeny
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17NE 6.01 168 785 Garden

NT17NE 25 16824 78464 Obelisk Sundial

NT17NE 6.02 16847 78449 Horizontal Sundial

(NT 1686 7852) Barnbougle Castle (NR) (restored)

OS 6" map (1968)

Barnbougle Castle, a plain 17th century building, was ruinous prior to 1880, when it was restored, part of the N side being incorporated in the new structure.

RCAHMS 1929; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1892

Barnbougle Castle, at present occupied, has no features of architectural importance; the oldest portions are the NE corner and the lower part of the N wall.

Visited by OS (JD) 9 March 1955

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (BS) 11 December 1975.

This Castle was originally built in the 17th century and was rebuilt in 1881. It is located on the coast edge on rocky promontory within Dalmeny House estate. There are no apparent changes to the NMRS description (1975).

Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 17th February 1996.

Architecture Notes

See also: Barnbougle Castle, Garden NT17NE 6.01

Barnbougle Castle, Sundial NT17NE 25

OWNER: Earl of Rosebery

ARCHITECT: Wardrop & Reid - restoration c.1880

Robert Adam - proposed large scale castellated

addition, not carried out 1774

Sydney Mitchell & Wilson 1889 and 1904

Robert Burn - additions 1788


Scottish Record Office

Description of a visit.

1778 GD 126/Box 30


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