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Douglas Estate Douglas Castle

A Category C Listed Building in Douglas, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5665 / 55°33'59"N

Longitude: -3.8372 / 3°50'13"W

OS Eastings: 284242

OS Northings: 631841

OS Grid: NS842318

Mapcode National: GBR 14N2.2D

Mapcode Global: WH5T3.1C10

Entry Name: Douglas Estate Douglas Castle

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332054

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1449

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Douglas

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale South

Parish: Douglas

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Probably 17th century. Ruined 3-stage round tower, open at
south; original north tower of Douglas Castle (burned 1758)
and now only surviving fragment. Snecked stugged ashlar.
Altered large rectangular openings at each stage, some
blocked stages divided by band courses and capped by cornice.
Rough masonry where originally attached to castle.

Statement of Interest

Sir Walter Scott's "Castle Dangerous"

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