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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.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.References:
C. and D. Arch. Vol. ii. pp 174-179.
plans fig. 633
illustrations figs. 634-636.
Source: Historic Scotland
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.