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posted 08-09-2001 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ritagail   Click Here to Email Ritagail     Edit/Delete Message
Please help! I am seeking information about Skelmorlie Castle in Ayrshire. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,

posted 08-09-2001 07:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message
16th century tower house of three storeys,rectangular plan, bartizans at two corners and corbiestepped gables. Usual plan, vaulted basement and hall on first floor. turnpike stair from first to second floor. unusually one end of the hall was screened off for use as the kitchen.
It was a Cunninghame property from 14thc , Montgomery from 1461. restored and extended for the Grahams in 1861, burnt in 1959, and the baronial extension demolished. the old core survived and is occupied. The Skelmorlie Aisle in Largs is the Mausoleum of the Montgomeries, and was part of the old parish church.
Adapted from Martin Coventry, the Castles of Scotland 3rd ed. 2001, Goblinshead.

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posted 08-09-2001 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ritagail   Click Here to Email Ritagail     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you so Gordon for your reply & the information. I sincerely appreciate it.

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