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Logan, Logan Botanic Gardens, Balzieland Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Logan, Logan Botanic Gardens, Balzieland Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 60490

Site Number NX04SE 12

NGR NX 09573 42636

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmaiden
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX04SE 12 09573 42636.

From the wall on the NW of the garden at Logan House rises an ivy-mantled fragment of the old castle, said to have been burned down about 1500. No features are observable.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

The ancient name was Balzieland; the house of Balzieland was burned

down about 1500. Nothing is known of when it was built.

P H M'Kerlie 1906

All that remains of Balzieland Castle, a 16th-century tower-house, is the S angle, which has been incorporated into the garden wall at Logan House. The surviving fragment (3.9m long, 1.2m thick and 9.7m high) incorporates the cut-back haunches of a ground-floor vault, window jambs on the first and second floors, and provision for an angle round.

P H M'Kerlie 1906; RCAHMS 1912; 1985, visited July 1984

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