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Castle Stewart

Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Castle Stewart

Classification Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 62917

Site Number NX36NE 1

NGR NX 37910 69027

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX36NE 1 37910 69027

(NX 3791 6902) Castle Stewart (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The remains of a probably 17th century castle situated on a non-defensive site and built on the courtyard plan with, at the NW angle, a square keep with rounded corners built of rough blocks of granite and greywacke. Its roof has been saddle-backed with gables at east and west ends. The parapet wall and west gable are ruinous and the whole building is threatened by ivy. The keep appears to have been built independently with no access to the buildings on the south and east which are now fragmentary rising to a maximum height of only 3'. Although the castle is said to have been built by Col Wm Stewart in the 17th century its plan and general character are suggestive of an earlier period.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911.

The remains of this castle and its associated buildings are as described by the previous authority. The name Castle Stewart was confirmed by the present owner.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 June 1976.

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

ARCHITECT: Robert Adam 1787 (not carried out) - New house for William Douglas.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Scottish Record Office

CASTLE STEWART. Proposed Plan for the Castle.

Letter for John Fraser to George Guthrie.

He asks if it is intended to accept his plan.

1843 GD 135/Box 61/30/3

Superintendance of buildings at Castle Stewart and plans for houses in the low part of the estate.

Payments to John Fraser.

1828-1844 GD 135/Box 62/30/6

Letter: John Fraser to Charles Guthrie Esq (Factor)

He has sent a plan & specification of Ersich (Ersock?) House and asks if it is intended to accept his plan for Castle Stewart House.

GD 135/Box 61/30/3

(Undated) information in NMRS.

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