Edinburgh, Glenlockhart Road, Craiglockhart Castle

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Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 52581
Site Number NT27SW 11
NGR NT 22706 70274
Council EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Parish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Former County MIDLOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NT27SW 11 22706 70274

(NT 2270 7027) Craiglockhart Castle (NR) (remains of)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

Craiglockhart Castle, a small 15th century tower, is now roofless and ruinous. It is oblong on plan, measuring 28 1/2' N-S by 24 1/2' over walls 5' thick at base. The walls of freestone, stand 30' high and indicate that there were four storeys.
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; RCAHMS 1929.

No change to previous information.
Visited by OS (B S) 8 December 1975.

 
Books and References

MacGibbon and Ross, D and T (1887-92) The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, 5v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 3, 227 plan Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

RCAHMS (1929) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Tenth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the counties of Midlothian and West Lothian, Edinburgh
Page(s): 16, No. 18 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/10

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