Midhope Castle West Lothian, History, Abercorn building, Date, Scottish towerhouse architecture

Midhope Castle, Abercorn

Historic West Lothian Building, central Scotland Tower House Architecture

post updated 2 September 2023

Location: west of Abercorn, West Lothian

Directions: minor roads north off A904

16th century, Category A Scheduled Monument

Midhope Castle Abercorn

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

Hopetoun House – major historic Scottish property, located just east of Abercorn, was started around 1699

Scottish Castles – Historic Buildings in Edinburgh & Lothian

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Scottish capital city walks for pre-booked groups of visitors. Walks are led by e-architect guides.

Historic West Lothian Buildings

Dundas Castle

Linlithgow Palace

Website: Midhope Castle, Abercorn

Crichton Castle
Crichton Castle
photo © Adrian Welch

Lennoxlove House
tower building
photo © Adrian Welch

Dalhousie Castle

Scottish Historic Building Designs

Historic Glasgow Property Designs – recent Strathclyde architectural selection below:

Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow School of Art

House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, south west of the city centre
House for an Art Lover

Kelvingrove Gallery, West End
Kelvingrove Gallery

City Chambers, George Square
City Chambers

Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasgow Necropolis

Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH
Trades Hall Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch
Trades Hall

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