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Coupland Castle (Ewart)

Coupland Castle.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Coupland Castle. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Although known as a castle, this is a tower house, probably built at the end of the 16th century sometime after 1584. It has been added to over the years and was restored in the 19th century. The tower has three storeys with an attic on top and a small projecting tower carried up the south wall. The entrance door has a date of 1594 inscribed on one side and leads into a barrel vaulted room, or basement, now divided into two. A newel, or spiral staircase leads to the upper floors. The attic roof seems to be original and is an unusual and interesting structure. The tower is a good example of a tower house and is very much in the Scottish tradition. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N2018
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; D King

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart

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