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Cessnock Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Galston, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5905 / 55°35'25"N

Longitude: -4.3646 / 4°21'52"W

OS Eastings: 251076

OS Northings: 635517

OS Grid: NS510355

Mapcode National: GBR 3M.NYQB

Mapcode Global: WH3QC.XRS4

Entry Name: Cessnock Castle

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345399

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12562

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Galston

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Irvine Valley

Parish: Galston

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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A good example of a keep enlarged into a mansion of
courtyard form - keep, a plain rectangular block,
originally called the "Towre of Galstoune" occupies south-
west angle of quadrangle - Extended mansion exhibits a
considerable amount of Renaissance design; principal
apartments on 1st floor decorated with enriched panelling
in use during 17th century; great hall or dining room has
painted wooden ceiling; access to various rooms provided
by two staircases in angles of quadrangle, that in south-
east angle containing principal entrance doorway with
architrave and ornamental pediment - Property acquired by
Duke of Portland, 1890, when the buildings were altered
to form a modern mansion.

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