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Gamelshiel Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8751 / 55°52'30"N

Longitude: -2.5613 / 2°33'40"W

OS Eastings: 364979

OS Northings: 664797

OS Grid: NT649647

Mapcode National: GBR B0KH.9S

Mapcode Global: WH8WK.MLKG

Entry Name: Gamelshiel Castle

Scheduled Date: 17 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5606

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Stenton

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


The monument consists of the ruins of Gamelshiel Castle, a small towerhouse of 16th century date.

The extant upstanding portions consist of the E and W walls. These

are constructed in narrow-coursed whinstone. The structure is

externally 7.4m wide over walls 1.3m thick and 6-7m high. Its

original length was about 16m. Part of the NE angle remains. The basement appears to have been vaulted. The area between the walls is filled with a turf-covered mass of fallen rubble.

The area to be scheduled is triangular and measures a maximum of 50m

N-S by 55m E-W, to include the castle and a surrounding portion of

land where buried features relating to the castle are likely to

survive. The N boundary is defined by the Hall Burn, the E limit is defined by a track, which is excluded from the scheduled area. The

area is shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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