Castle of Park

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Glenluce
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.876, -4.82554

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Castle of Park is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

1590 (dated). L-plan, 4-storey tower house. Harled. Crowstepped gables. Some moulded architraves.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled jamb to left, with stair window to each floor. Architraved doorway to right to N return; panel above inscribed: "Blissit the . na of . Lord . this verk . vas begun. te. f st . day . o . March 1590 be . Thomas . Hay . of . Park . and Jonet . Mak . Dovel . his . spovs"; blank moulded panel above at 1st floor; 2 small stair windows; window breaking eaves. Corbelled turret in re-entrant angle at 3rd floor, with small slit window and roof curved out slightly from cap-house pitch. Irregularly disposed windows of various sizes to essentially 2-bay elevation to right; window with moulded architrave breaking eaves to right; massive wallhead stack to left.
N ELEVATION: gabled. Window to left at 1st floor, with deep square embrassure; 2 small windows above. 3 small windows in bay to right.
W ELEVATION: 2 windows, with moulded architraves, breaking eaves. 2 windows at 2nd floor. Larger window to left at 1st floor. Remaining windows variously sized and irregularly disposed.
S ELEVATION: lop-sided gable to left, abutted by cap-house of SE jamb to right. Irregularly disposed windows of various sizes; large window to left at 1st floor.
Variety of small-pane glazing patterns; mainly 12-pane sash and case glazing to larger windows; fixed glazing in smaller windows. Graded grey slates. Harled stacks, gablehead to N, S and to E and W of SE jamb, wallhead to E. Water spout to S.
INTERIOR: wide turnpike stair in SE jamb. 3 vaulted apartments at ground floor, connected by a vaulted passage to E. Apartment to N is kitchen, with large arched fireplace, with window to E, and closet to W, with window to W. Access to garret by stair in turret in re-entrant angle. Some moulded architraves. Some moulded surrounds to fireplaces.

Information from British Listed Buildings


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