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Midhope Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Abercorn, West Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9921 / 55°59'31"N

Longitude: -3.4879 / 3°29'16"W

OS Eastings: 307283

OS Northings: 678685

OS Grid: NT072786

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.VGCJ

Mapcode Global: WH5R4.DNB6

Entry Name: Midhope Castle

Listing Date: 22 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331012

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB630

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abercorn

County: West Lothian

Parish: Abercorn

Locality: Linlithgow

Traditional County: West Lothian

Description

KEEP: 16th cent. Square. 4 storeys (with garret) on laigh floor. Random rubble. Corbie-step-gabled. Slated roof. Angle turrets of ashlar. Renaissance doorway (segmental pediment with initials G.L.) approached by stair.

INTERIOR: Turnpike stair projecting internally.

E. WING: 17th cent. 3 storeys and laigh floor. Old lintel re-used over entrance.

INTERIOR: Vaulted laigh floor. 1 scale-and-platt stair of oak. Several rooms retain portions of panelling and plaster cornices.

WALLS: on S. forming court.

GATEWAY: 17th cent. semi-circular arch. Ashlar. Panel (inset now gone) Ball finials.

Statement of Interest

Derelict. Originally belonged to Drummonds. Passed to Livingstones, Earls of Linlithgow. Acquired by Hopes 1678 to form part of Hopetoun Estate.

SCHEDULED MONUMENT.

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