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Latitude: 54.8526 / 54°51'9"N
Longitude: -4.4537 / 4°27'13"W
OS Eastings: 242574
OS Northings: 553624
OS Grid: NX425536
Mapcode National: GBR HHCW.JP9
Mapcode Global: WH3V0.K9D8
Entry Name: Baldoon Castle Gatepiers
Listing Date: 30 January 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342512
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10109
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Traditional County: Wigtownshire
Mid 17th century pair of sophisticated Renaissance gatepiers, formerly part of the formal entrance to Baldoon Castle. Square section gatepiers with alternate bands of lozenge-cut and stylised rock-faced rustication. They support cornice and moulded scroll caps which give the effect of an open-topped pediment to the gateway.
the gatepiers are an important example of high quality Renaissance work rare in this region of Scotland. Baldoon Castle was the setting for Sir Walter Scotts Bride of Lammermuir. Ruinous remains of castle lie nearby.