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Kilbirnie House

A Category B Listed Building in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7506 / 55°45'2"N

Longitude: -4.7045 / 4°42'16"W

OS Eastings: 230357

OS Northings: 654113

OS Grid: NS303541

Mapcode National: GBR 36.BRLF

Mapcode Global: WH2N9.PQYD

Plus Code: 9C7QQ72W+66

Entry Name: Kilbirnie House

Listing Name: Kilbirnie Castle or Place

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339439

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7530

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200339439

Location: Kilbirnie

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride

Parish: Kilbirnie

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Late 15th century rectangular-plan tower house with block
added at right angles in 1627. Rubble-built with ashlar
dressings. Tower originally had 4 storeys with 2 vaulted
floors; entrance by basement door in north east angle,
circular mural stair originally at same corner, but now
barely distinguishable. Long rectangular-plan addition
connected by round stair tower to south-east corner of tower
block: addition has central entrance under round-headed arch
and had corbelled angle towers; some corbelling remains, and
only wall over door stands above level of ground floor.
Destroyed by fire in 1757. Some garden walls to south.
Approached from south east by broad tree-lined avenue.

Statement of Interest

Built probably by Malcolm Crawford, the first of the

Crawfords of Kilbirnie; extension by John Crawford of


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