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Ladyland Castle and Garden Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7856 / 55°47'8"N

Longitude: -4.6759 / 4°40'33"W

OS Eastings: 232302

OS Northings: 657943

OS Grid: NS323579

Mapcode National: GBR 38.8D2Y

Mapcode Global: WH2N4.4VN1

Entry Name: Ladyland Castle and Garden Walls

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339441

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7531

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilbirnie

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Parish: Kilbirnie

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1609. Ruined castle, of which only the east corner of
the north wall survives above ground level. Its height,
dressed quoins, an elliptical gun port, a rectangular window
opening and a rubble pile on its south side distinguish it
from the garden wall. Incorporated with rubble-built garden
walls, around rectangular enclosure, probably built or
rebuilt in 1817. Entered from the south, immediately to west
of castle, by a segmental-arched gateway with wrought-iron
gates. 3 carved stones above; central rectangular with
acroterion pediment and apex urn is inscribed "WC, CH" and
dated 1817; flanking pediment shaped stones have ball
finials; and were probably removed from the castle. Stone to
left is inscribed "WH, IB, Anno 1669"; that to right is
patterned with triangular and circular motifs. Central
gateway and some square beehive recesses in north wall.

Statement of Interest

NSA suggests 1661 as possibly the date of alterations or <>

acquisition of estate by Hamilton of Ardoch.

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