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Niddry Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh, West Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9538 / 55°57'13"N

Longitude: -3.4505 / 3°27'1"W

OS Eastings: 309525

OS Northings: 674374

OS Grid: NT095743

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.XYKH

Mapcode Global: WH5RB.ZM22

Entry Name: Niddry Castle

Listing Date: 22 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339310

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7437

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkliston

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh

Parish: Kirkliston

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

c.1500. Oblong keep with jamb 4 storeys. Coursed rubble.
Roofless. Corbelled parapet (mostly gone) with angle
rounds. Another storey (flush with parapet) and a
turret in re-entrant angle were added in 17th cent.
Interior (now inaccessible): Vaulted 1st storey.
(dungeon in jamb). Hall in 2nd storey of main block.

Statement of Interest

Probably built for George, 2nd Lord Seton. Queen Mary stayed here 2 May 1568 after escape from Loch Leven Castle. Passed to John Hope of Hopetoun c.1680. 1678.

De-scheduled 23 February 1996.

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