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Law Castle

A Category A Listed Building in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6961 / 55°41'46"N

Longitude: -4.8482 / 4°50'53"W

OS Eastings: 221094

OS Northings: 648416

OS Grid: NS210484

Mapcode National: GBR 31.G2XD

Mapcode Global: WH2NM.H3K3

Plus Code: 9C7QM5W2+CP

Entry Name: Law Castle

Listing Name: Law Castle

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347580

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14279

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200347580

Location: West Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride

Parish: West Kilbride

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Tower house

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Simple oblong plan, similar in character to Little Cumbrae,
Fairlie, and Skelmorlie castles, all situated in this area.
Stands on a hill overlooking the village and is supposed to
have been built about 1468 for the accommodation of the
Princess Mary, sister of James III on her marriage with Thomas,
Master of Boyd, afterwards Earl of Arran.

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