Midhope Castle, West Lothian, History, Abercorn Building, Date, Scottish Towerhouse Architecture

Midhope Castle, Abercorn

Historic West Lothian Building, central Scotland Tower House Architecture

Midhope Castle Abercorn

Location: west of Abercorn, West Lothian

Directions: minor roads north off A904

16th century, Category A Scheduled Monument

Abercorn is a hamlet on the Hopetoun Estate in West Lothian, 5 km west of South Queensferry. The parish church includes 12th Century Norman elements, although it is mostly post-Reformation; an 8th century stone cross is in the grounds.

Midhope Castle is sometimes referred to as Abercorn Castle:
Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house in Scotland. It is situated in the hamlet of Abercorn on the Hopetoun estate, About 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the west of South Queensferry, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The derelict chateau that can be seen today represents the much-altered 5 storey, oblong tower house. In 1678 Midhope was given a facelift, when an entrance tower was removed and the extension to the east was heightened and extended.
source: wikipedia




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