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Gelston Castle

Country House (19th Century)

Site Name Gelston Castle

Classification Country House (19th Century)

Canmore ID 64471

Site Number NX75NE 13

NGR NX 77721 58343

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

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

Architecture Notes

NX75NE 13.00 77721 58343.

NX75NE 13.01 77663 58244 Gelston Castle Stables

NX75NE 13.02 77649 58203 Gelston Castle, Coach House

NX75NE 13.03 77719 58069 Saw Mill

NX75NE 13.04 77701 58204 Walled Garden


Architect: Elliot or Richard Crichton

Gutted 1950's

Site Management (21 May 1990)

Important country house in Adam castellated style, gutted and now roofless but complete to wallhead. Square-plan with round tourelles at each angle, walls slightly ramped. 2-stories over raised ground level basement, with 3 storey advanced centre bays to front elevation giving tower effect. Finely tooled droved red sandstone walling.

Built for Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas. Strongly influenced by the Castle style of Robert Adam. All masonwork of the very highest quality. (Historic Scotland)


Photographic Survey (February 1964)

Photographic survey of Gelston Castle and steading, Kirkcudbrightshire, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1964.


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