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Culcreuch Castle, Stirlingshire.
Culcreuch Castle, Stirlingshire, former home of Alexander Seton, Lord Kilcreuch © 2003

The last Galbraith of Culreuch, Robert, was forced to sell the estate to Sir Alexander Seton of Gargunnock, a Lord of the Session, in 1624, who took the title of "Lord Kilcreuch" upon his ascension to the bench. Seton held the estate for eight years before selling it to a Robert Napier, second son of the famous John Napier of Merchiston, who invented Logarithms.

Culcreuch, or Kilcreuch, is a sturdy fortified house of three-storey-and-garret height.  The 15th-century tower house is on a beautiful hillside site in the Campsies which was extended to east and north and again in mid-19th century.  House now has been completely modernised and harling removed. Tower still contains it's parapet of fine ashlar above a double corbel course, and the tall four-storey rubble extension now largely of 18th-century character and windows remains.  Of the original Castle, there are fine chambers within, including vaulted cellars in ground floor, ogival-headed aumbry in the first-floor hall and a good 18th-century drawing room with classical fireplace.

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