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Sorn Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Sorn, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5143 / 55°30'51"N

Longitude: -4.301 / 4°18'3"W

OS Eastings: 254804

OS Northings: 626913

OS Grid: NS548269

Mapcode National: GBR 3Q.TMCC

Mapcode Global: WH3QS.XN2H

Plus Code: 9C7QGM7X+PH

Entry Name: Sorn Castle

Listing Name: Sorn Castle

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347574

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14273

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200347574

Location: Sorn

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ballochmyle

Parish: Sorn

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Castle Scottish Baronial architecture

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An ancient fabric to which a modern mansion has been added,
finely situated on the crest of the precipitous bank of the
River Ayr. It is probable that the south-west portion is an
old keep, and that the north-east portion is a later
addition, the floors being on different levels; by this
enlargement a great hall was obtained on the first floor; at
about this time a parapet with ornamental corbelling and
bartizans was carried round the building.

Statement of Interest

(Amended 3.4.81 Doc 24 HGH/A/SF)

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