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Gullane, Saltcoats Road, Saltcoats Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    55082
  • Site type
    TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    DIRLETON
  • Council
    EAST LOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 48541 81877
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.027018N, 2.827232W
  • Archeological notes
    (NT 48541 81877) Saltcoats Castle (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map (1968) Saltcoats Castle is described in the Object Name Book of the Ordnance Survey (ONB) as' The ruins of an ancient castle near Saltocats House , the only portion remaining are the E end, the walls are a fraction of the ... Name Book 1853 The late 16th c Saltcoats Castle consists of a main structure 72' by 23 1/2' which forms the S side of a courtyard with two projecting angle towers at the W end. The N wall and inner partitions of the main building are absent. Only the ground floor of some subsidiary buildings at the NE corner remain. The enclosing walls exist but are much repaired. The castle was still inhabited about 1790 but most of the building was removed for agricultural improvements about 1823-4. RCAHMS 1924, visited 1913 Saltcoats Castle is generally as described except that the main block, which is virtually intact, forms the W side of the courtyard. Visited by OS (RDL) 21 November 1962 and (SFS) 11 July 1975 The armorial stone of the builder, Patrick Levingtoun of Saltcoats, now mounted over the front door of a nearby cottage, probably came from over the door of the castle, and the date must be 1592 (the second digit crudely recut as a 3). C McWilliam 1978
  • Architectural notes
    NT48SE 30 48501 81917 Dovecot NT48SE 52 48503 81890 Market Garden house

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1145087 (19/11/1835)
    Plan.
  • 1136005 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the WSW.
  • 1136004 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the WSW.
  • 1136003 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the W.
  • 1136002 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1136001 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the W.
  • 1136000 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the WNW.
  • 1135999 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1135998 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the E.
  • 1135997 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 1135996 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the SSE.
  • 1135995 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the S.
  • 1135994 (4/2/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle with the remains of the farmstead adjacent, taken from the SSW.
  • 1044749 (23/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the cropmarks of the rig and field boundaries with the remains of the tower-house, cottage and dovecot adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1044748 (23/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the cropmarks of the rig and field boundaries with the remains of the tower-house, cottage and dovecot adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1044747 (23/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the cropmarks of the rig and field boundaries with the remains of the tower-house, cottage and dovecot adjacent, taken from the NNW.
  • 1044746 (23/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the cropmarks of the rig and field boundaries with the remains of the tower-house, cottage and dovecot adjacent, taken from the NNW.

PRINT ROOM

  • 55082 (19/11/1835)
    Salt-coats from Goulon Hill.
  • 55082 (1885)
    Sketch of Saltcoats Castle and Traprain Law.
  • 55082 (1930)
    View of Saltcoats Castle.
  • 55082 (1930)
    View of Saltcoats Castle.
  • 55082 (1885)
    Sketch of Saltcoats Castle.
  • 55082 ()
    Historic photograph. General view.

SCANNED IMAGES

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 55082 (1900)
    View from SW.
  • 55082 ()
    General view.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from W.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from S.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from E.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from walled garden.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from NW.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    General view.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    General view.
  • 55082 (11/7/1949)
    View from SE showing corbels on bartizan.
  • 55082 (9/1961)
    View from W.
  • 55082 (9/1961)
    View from NW.
  • 55082 (1928)
    View from NW.
  • 55082 (1928)
    View from W.

  • 55082 ()
    FINLAYSON SKETCH BOOK: 2
  • 55082 (1885)
    SKETCH BOOK 2: Two sketchbooks by an anonymous artist 1885-1892. Purchased Phillips Edinburgh Lot 83 27th July 1987. Both purchased from R. Miller Trongate Glasgow. Mainly very finely finished pen drawings over pencil sketches of Gullane; Athelstaneford; Aberlady 20th July 1885; Gosford; Gullane Church; Luffness House Aberlady; Ruins of convent near Luffness House; Aberlady Church; Newhouse Aberlady; Bothwell Castle; Haddington; North Berwick Abbey from the Station; Aberlady from the North; Saltcoats Castle and Traprain Law; Gullane Common 17 miles from Edinburgh; Barneymains; Kilduff House; Ruchill House and Kelvindale Street, Glasgow before 1887.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 55082 (1913)
    Plan.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Haddingtonshire, Sheet 41853