Type of Site: House
NMRS Number: NS21SE 2


Map reference: NS 299 148
Parish: Maybole
Council: South Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS21SE 2 c.299 148.


The present Craigskean is a modern house with no trace of any antiquity. Visited by OS 15 December 1955.


Craigskean is mentioned in 1837 as one of a number of 'castles' which were 'only to be traced in a few ruinous walls', but these remains are no longer visible. About 1700 Craigskean was listed as one of the dwellings of the gentry of the parish of Maybole.

RCAHMS 1983, visited October 1982

Collection Summary

Photographs: 0
Drawings: 0
Manuscripts: 0
Other Material: 0


Macfarlane, W (1906-8 )
Geographical collections relating to Scotland,
Mitchell, Sir A and Clark, J T (eds.), 3v, Edinburgh, Vol.2, 19,

NSA (1845 )
The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy,
15v, Edinburgh, Vol.5, 365,

Name Book (County) ( )
Original Name Books of the Ordnance Survey
Book No.46, 47,

Paterson, J (1863-6 )
History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton,
3v in 5, Edinburgh, Vol.2, 424-5,

RCAHMS (1983 a)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North Carrick, Kyle and Carrick District, Strathclyde Region,
The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 17, Edinburgh, 24, No.162,