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Stobo Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Stobo, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6165 / 55°36'59"N

Longitude: -3.3146 / 3°18'52"W

OS Eastings: 317298

OS Northings: 636660

OS Grid: NT172366

Mapcode National: GBR 539H.6G

Mapcode Global: WH6V9.13W5

Plus Code: 9C7RJM8P+H5

Entry Name: Stobo Castle

Listing Name: Stobo Castle

Listing Date: 23 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348944

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15379

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348944

Location: Stobo

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Parish: Stobo

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

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The estate was purchased in 1767 by James Montgomery, Lord Advocate and future Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, but the castle itself was erected by Sir James Montgomery, second of Stobo, who succeeded his father in 1803. Built between 1805-1811 to the designs of James Elliot, the port-cochere was added later about 1849 by the Edinburgh

architect, John Lessels. The classical treatment of the interior is somewhat of a contrast to the mediaeval appearance of the outside which

resembles a fortress. It stands in an extensive landscaped parkland.

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