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Preserving the Past for the Future

Craighlaw Castle (Wigtown) Past & Present

P&P Craighlaw Castle past

Craighlaw Castle at the turn of the 19th century

P&P Craighlaw Castle present

Craighlaw Castle on a SCA visit in April 2013

Situated near the town of Kirkcowan in the Machars, Craighlaw is a much altered 16th century tower which was at one time cut down to its first floor level. In 1864 the upper floors were reinstated as part of a Victorian mansion and a new entrance slapped through the 7’ thick walls.

In 1954 the 1860s range was demolished and the tower restored to a 16th century appearance.

Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle

Date posted: 02 Jun 2013Last updated: 08 Dec 2014

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