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Barjarg Castle


Barjarg CastleClick to enlarge this image

This L-planned tower, dating from the late 16th century, and said to have been given by the Earl of Morton(1) to Thomas Grierson in 1587, forms the East-wing of a mansion built in 1806.


Built of red rubble and rising to four storeys and an attic, it has both corbelled angle-turrets and a parapet; the latter may be a modernisation as there has been considerable alteration to the building. The West wing of the modern house is a very fair imitation of the style of the earlier fortalice; it bears a panel dated 1680, which presumably has come from the latter.

Location: NX 876901




1 Presumably Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Morton (c. 15551588)

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