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Caprington Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Riccarton, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5938 / 55°35'37"N

Longitude: -4.5283 / 4°31'41"W

OS Eastings: 240775

OS Northings: 636251

OS Grid: NS407362

Mapcode National: GBR 3F.NPN1

Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.DNWL

Entry Name: Caprington Castle

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352574

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18517

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Riccarton

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock South

Parish: Riccarton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Battlemented mansion erected circa 1820 by Sir William
Cuninghame, 4th Baronet, who gave it all its present
essential features but embodying a great deal of an
earlier fortress of which original drawings exist in
the possession of the owner dated 1797 - Principal
facade dominated by 4 storey splayed centre tower with
machicolations and parapet; sash windows, square
headed drip moulds; square corner turrets; porte-
cochere; stands on raised terrace with round corner
bastions - internal hall and staircase has groined
plaster ceiling and other Gothic decoration - walls of
dining room correspond with the "Keep" and original
turnpike stair is still extant

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