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Kirkcudbright, Castle Street, Maclellan's Castle

Castle, Fortified House

Site Name Kirkcudbright, Castle Street, Maclellan's Castle

Classification Castle, Fortified House

Alternative Name(s) Mclellan's Castle; Maclellan's House; Maclellan's Castle; Kirkcudbright Castle; Kirkcudbright Harbour, Castle

Canmore ID 64065

Site Number NX65SE 28

NGR NX 68237 51068

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 28 68237 51068.

(NX 6823 5106) Kirkcudbright Castle (NR)

(In Ruins) AD 1582.

OS 25" map (1893-4)

Maclellan's House, or Kirkcudbright Castle, is an excellent example of 16th century domestic architecture built in 1582 by Sir Thomas Maclellan. The modified L-shape building is four storeys high with two additional attics.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

Maclellan's Castle, a ruin since 1752 is scheduled.

V G Childe and W D Simpson 1954

Maclellan's House stands on the site of the convent of Greyfriars which, being in ruins, was in 1569 granted to Sir Thomas (but see NX65SE 41 - Friary - site of).

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

The ruined building is as described above; it is known as Maclellan's Castle.

Visited by OS (EGC) 8 February 1965

Architecture Notes

NX65SE 28 68237 51068


Edinburgh Public Library.

James Grant's Sketch Books in M.S.S. Nos 320 and 321 - 6 drawings

Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Country Life, Aug 1st, 1947, p22, photograph and article


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