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Barr Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Galston, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5985 / 55°35'54"N

Longitude: -4.3797 / 4°22'47"W

OS Eastings: 250155

OS Northings: 636441

OS Grid: NS501364

Mapcode National: GBR 3M.N7H2

Mapcode Global: WH3QC.PKM0

Entry Name: Barr Tower

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373415

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32012

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Galston

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Irvine Valley

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

A solid keep, standing on a rock slightly raised above the level of the road- Also called Lockart Tower, from the name of the former proprietor Lockart of Barr- The entrance doorway is on the first floor level and the circular staircase to the upper floors starts from the ingoing; windows have wide square recesses and are furnished with stone seats; externally much modernised and has lost its original character.

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