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Ravenstone Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    MANSION HOUSE
  • Canmore ID
    63261
  • Site type
    TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    GLASSERTON
  • Council
    WIGTOWNSHIRE
  • NGR
    NX 40920 44181
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.767279N, 4.474263W
  • Archeological notes
    NX44SW 10.00 40920 44181 NX44SW 10.01 40928 43902 Kennels NX44SW 10.02 40924 44238 Pumphouse For Ravenstone Mains see NX44SW 83. (NX 4092 4418) Ravenstone Castle is derelict. An L-plan tower, with a vaulted basement and moulded windows surrounds, forms part of this 19th century farmhouse. Symson (in W Macfarlane 1907) mentions 'Ravinstone', commonly called 'Remeston" as one of the principal buildings in the parish, belonging to Robert Stewart, brother of the Earl of Galloway; it is first mentioned soon after 1455, and it is called Lochtoun alias Remistoun in 1585. SDD List 1954; P H M'Kerlie 1870 Ravenstone Castle, a late 18th century mansion (a stone mason's inscription "HT 1773" records the exact date of construction) is now derelict and roofless. The W wing incorporates the remains of an earlier building, a 16th century oblong tower measuring overall 14.8m N-S by 11.0m tranversely. It was extensively altered during the 18th century reconstruction, but retains two barrel-vaulted basements, a number of original windows, and two gun-loops. Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 August 1970
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS REFERENCE Ravenstone Castle: Gutted

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 63261 ()
    SIAS Scrapbook containing miscellaneous photographs 1979-1985 p.18 2 b/w photographs: B 10165/10, B 10165/11 - detail and general view of fireclay floor beam boxes in a wall in the Dean Village (exact location unknown) 7.4.1981 3 b/w photographs: B 10168/10 - 12 of Newmains House, 6/7/1982 p.22-23 Tillicoultry Clock Mill: 2 b/w photographs and site sketch of fire-clay nozzle, 11/08/1981. Ravenstone Castle - b/w photograph, pg 5 - 25/10/1979 Glasserton former school - pg 25, 1979 - 1985, rubbing and photograph of floor tiles. Raasay House - 3 b/w prints and sketch detail of drain tiles, 12/6/1986. Butt of Lewis Lighthouse - 2 photographs, general view and detail of brick built walls, 12/7/1984 Stornoway Fishmarket - photocopies of 4 photographs, general views, wash basin and roof detail, 1972 and 1 rubbing showing white 'Clyde' marked brick, 06/1981.
  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Detail of maim drive.
  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Detail of maim drive.
  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Interior. Pump house well, general view.
  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Detail of main drive gear.
  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Detail of main drive gear.
  • 63261 ()
    General view from N.
  • 63261 ()
    Interior. Pump house, general view.
  • 63261 ()
    View from N.
  • 63261 (1978)
    1 sheet - notes 5 sheets - drawings 2 sheets - map extracts 3 b/w photographs, B 26188 - B26190 5 b/w photographs, B15044 - B15048

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 63261 (25/10/1979)
    Detail of salt-glazed fire-clay foor beam sockets in E wing.
  • 63261 (1948)
    Photographic copy of sketch view based on photograph taken at time of demolition.
  • 63261 (7/7/1978)
    Detail of pump.
  • 63261 (7/7/1978)
    Detail of hub mechanism.
  • 63261 (7/7/1978)
    Detail of hub mechanism.
  • 63261 (7/7/1978)
    View from NW.
  • 63261 (1940)
    General view from SW.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from S.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from SW.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from S.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from S.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of linking block.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of linking block.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from N.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of N tower.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from W.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from W.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of window.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of window.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from NE.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from NE.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of window in linking block.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of windows in linking block.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of gun hole.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of window.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    Detail of entrance door.
  • 63261 (6/1964)
    View from W.

LIBRARY

  • 63261 ()
    Record sheet.

PRINT ROOM

  • 63261 (1948)
    Sketch view based on photograph taken at time of demolition.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 63261 (13/6/1978)
    Dyline sketch.
  • 63261 (13/6/1978)
    Details of window, mouldings and gun-loop.
  • 63261 (13/6/1978)
    Basement, first and principal floor plans.
  • 63261 (13/6/1978)
    Plan of pump house and horse-gang.
  • 63261 (13/6/1978)
    Site plan.

  • 63261 (1/9/1992)
    Ravenstone Castle West elevation.
  • 63261 (1/9/1992)
    Ravenstone Castle North elevation.
  • 63261 (1/9/1992)
    Ravenstone Castle West and south elevations.
  • 63261 (27/8/2008)
    Ravenstone Castle East elevation.
  • 63261 (27/8/2008)
    Ravenstone Castle North elevation.
  • 63261 (27/8/2008)
    Ravenstone Castle West and south elevations.
  • 63261 (27/7/2011)
    Ravenstone Castle North/ west elevations
  • 63261 (27/7/2011)
    Ravenstone Castle West/ south elevations

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1249216 (27/7/2011)
    General oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the ESE.
  • 1249215 (27/7/2011)
    General oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle and policies, taken from the WSW.
  • 1249214 (27/7/2011)
    General oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle and policies, taken from the NW.
  • 1249213 (27/7/2011)
    General oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle and policies, taken from the NNW.
  • 1249212 (27/7/2011)
    General oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle and policies, taken from the N.
  • 1160815 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the NNE.
  • 1160814 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the ENE.
  • 1160813 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the E.
  • 1160812 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the SE.
  • 1160811 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the S.
  • 1160810 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the SW.
  • 1160809 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the WNW.
  • 1160808 (8/6/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of Ravenstone Castle, taken from the NW.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 291848