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Auchenskeock Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Auchenskeock Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Auchenskeoch Castle; Achinskeauch; Southwick Water; Auchenskeoch Castle Farm

Canmore ID 65389

Site Number NX95NW 2

NGR NX 91742 58873

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX95NE 2 91742 58873

(NX 9174 5887) Castle Farm on site of Auchenskeock Castle (NR)

OS 6" map (1946)

For surrounding farmsteading (Auchenskeoch Castle Farm), see also NX95NW 31.00.

Auchenskeoch Castle: The remains of this castle are situated within the farm-steading of Auchenskeoch. The castle appears to have been on the Z - plan, and to date from the second half of the 16th century.

The remaining portions consist of a circular tower, 10' in diameter, at the NW angle, from which two walls project to the east and south for a distance of about 37'6" respectively. The walls have a uniform thickness of 2'6" throughout, and an average height of about 20'.

The ruin is now enclosed on the south by modern farm-sheds, and is in a neglected state.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

The remains of Auchenskeock Castle (the correct spelling of the name could not be confirmed) are generally as described above, except that the S wall has been demolished. The fabric of the remaining wall and tower is quite sound.

Visited by OS (JTT) 11 August 1965.


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