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High Street, Maybole Castle, Garden Walls and Gatepiers

A Category A Listed Building in Maybole, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3548 / 55°21'17"N

Longitude: -4.681 / 4°40'51"W

OS Eastings: 230130

OS Northings: 610029

OS Grid: NS301100

Mapcode National: GBR 47.4NH1

Mapcode Global: WH2Q8.2N6S

Entry Name: High Street, Maybole Castle, Garden Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382854

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37709

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Maybole

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Probably 1st quarter of 17th century, enlarged in 19th
century. L-plan 4 storey tower, the stair in the southern
wing. Harled, with ashlar dressings, rubble-built 2-
storey crowstepped, gabled extensions to south and west
added prior to 1856. Entrance on north east elevation with
door in simply moulded jambs, 1st floor windows irregularly
placed, 1 on south east, 1 on north east elevation enlarged.
2nd floor with 2 windows to north east, 1 to south east.
Large angle turrets corbelled out above 2nd floor, at north
east and north west angles each with 3 windows, conical cap
and finial. 2 attic windows to north east with 3 decorative
semi-circles forming pediments, flank large wall-head stack;
similarly detailed dormers on south west. Southern stair wing
with corbelled top storey formerly prospect room with oriel
window to south west. Crow-stepped gables, slate roofs.
Rubble-built garden walls. Banded vermiculated gate piers
with pyramidal caps supported ball feet.

Statement of Interest

Built as town Mansion of Earls of Cassillis hereditary

bailiffs of Carrick. Probably built for John, 6th Earl, who

was appointed Extra ordinary Lord of Session at the

Restoration.

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