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Larg

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Larg

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 61611

Site Number NX16SE 3

NGR NX 166 642

NGR Description NX c. 166 642

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NX16SE 3 c. 166 642.

(Centred : NX 1668 6432) Mains of Larg On Site of Larg Castle (NR)

OS 6" map (1909)

An exact siting for Larg Castle could not be established and no further information could be obtained locally.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 March 1968

There are no visible remains of Larg tower, which is said to have stood on or near the site of Mains of Larg steading. Larg had formerly been part of the Soulseat holdings but passed at the Reformation to John Vaus of Longcastle and Barnbarroch, and in the 17th century to the family of Lynn.

RCAHMS 1987, visited February 1986; OS 6" map Wigtownshire, 1st ed. (1848), sheet 11.

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