Description: Auchans Castle
Date Listed: 14 April 1971
Historic Scotland Building ID: 984
OS Grid Coordinates: 235480, 634599
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5772, -4.6113
Ruin of mansion ereted by Sir William Cochrane, afterwards
Earl of Dundonald; L plan, with a square tower containing
staircase in re-entering angle; western wing has been
lengthened, but whole building appears to be about the
same period and bears date 1644, a time when the provisions
for defence were dropping into disuse - Entrance doorway
a good example of Renaissance style then prevalent.
C. and D. Arch. Vol. ii. pp 174-179.
plans fig. 633
illustrations figs. 634-636.
Source: Historic Scotland
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