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. The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland, from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. th century, when the maleline ended and the place passed by marriage into the possession of theKeiths. This castle has considerable afiuiity with others of the LPlan belonging to the Second Period, such as Craigmillar, Cessford,tie, and was therefore probably ei-ected by the Keiths during thatperiod. In the sixteenth century the Keiths also built the neighbour-ing castle of Inverugie, which became the chief residence of the Maris-chal or elder branch of the family. Mr. Boyd refers to a charterg

. The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland, from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. th century, when the maleline ended and the place passed by marriage into the possession of theKeiths. This castle has considerable afiuiity with others of the LPlan belonging to the Second Period, such as Craigmillar, Cessford,tie, and was therefore probably ei-ected by the Keiths during thatperiod. In the sixteenth century the Keiths also built the neighbour-ing castle of Inverugie, which became the chief residence of the Maris-chal or elder branch of the family. Mr. Boyd refers to a charterg Stock Photo
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. The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland, from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. th century, when the maleline ended and the place passed by marriage into the possession of theKeiths. This castle has considerable afiuiity with others of the LPlan belonging to the Second Period, such as Craigmillar, Cessford,tie, and was therefore probably ei-ected by the Keiths during thatperiod. In the sixteenth century the Keiths also built the neighbour-ing castle of Inverugie, which became the chief residence of the Maris-chal or elder branch of the family. Mr. Boyd refers to a chartergranted in April, 1589, by the Earl to John Keith, eldest lawful sonand apparent heir of Andrew Keith of Ravenscraig, of the manor,fortalice, and castle of Ravenscraig, and in the same year it is recordedthat King James vi. was at the Craig of Inverugie at the lairdsdaughters marriage. PORTINCROSS CASTLE, Ayrshire. A ruin, situated on a rough but level rocky platform, which juts intothe Frith of Clyde about two miles from West Kilbride Railway Station. SECOND PERIOD — 152 — POKTINCROSS CASTLE. GROUND FLOOR UPPER FLOOR Fig. y5.—Poi-tincross Castle. Plans aud Section. PORTINCROSS CASTLE — 153 — SECOND PERIOD Although on a low situation (the rocks being only a few feet above high-water level), it is a conspicuous object to all voyagers on the Clyde. Onthe land side the site is overshadowed by the high and precipitous cliffsof Ardneil, densely covered with coppice-wood. The castle is a fineexample of an early Scottish stronghold, and, although entirely neglected,

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