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Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Bombie

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Bombie Castle; Gribdae Burn

Canmore ID 64538

Site Number NX75SW 14

NGR NX 7155 5051

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

NX75SW 14 7155 5051.

(NX 7155 5051) Bombie Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The site of an old castle, formerly the residence of the McClellands of Bombie in the 13th-16th centuries (SDD List). It was situated on the top of a precipitous bank beside Gribdae Burn, and there is what seems to be a much defaced, scarcely visible ditch round its S side. It seems to have been a fortified residence. A passage 18" deep and 2' wide, along which a rod could be pushed for 9', was found at this site by the farmer's son, it may be a drain connected with the castle.

Name Book 1849; A E Truckell 1956

There is no trace of a building or other artificial work here.

Visited by OS (DWR) 14 February 1972.


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