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Rowallan Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Annick, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6501 / 55°39'0"N

Longitude: -4.489 / 4°29'20"W

OS Eastings: 243476

OS Northings: 642425

OS Grid: NS434424

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.K0M2

Mapcode Global: WH3Q4.07NX

Entry Name: Rowallan Castle

Scheduled Date: 23 May 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90254

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Annick

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument comprises a castle complex of the 15th - 17th centuries.

The various stone buildings at the heart of the complex are arranged around a central open courtyard. Those buildings along the S and W

sides are roofed and contain numerous fixtures and fittings (wood panelling, doors, partitions, etc). Those buildings on the W side are roofless and ruined and include a 15th-century tower house with substantial buried archaeology. The central section of the N side of

the courtyard is not built on but is enclosed by a stone curtain


The area to be scheduled includes not only the masonry castle but an irregular area around, measuring some 170 metres E-W by 130 metres transversely, in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use (including formal gardens and grounds) do and

may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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