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Maybole Castle
Maybole Castle
J.G. Hannay
W. Menzies
W. Rennie
044 ; 045 An ancient seat of the the Earls of Carrick with which are associated various local traditions.- The Property of the Marquis of Ailsa - now inhabited by his Factor. Maybole Castle is constructed in the Gothic Style of Architecture and has been recently rebuilt and enlarged about 8 years ago.- It is four storeys high and is in excellent repair.-
On the south west side and immediately below the window of the fourth storey, are cut out in stone, thirteen heads, which are traditionally known to have been the heads of a gang of Gipseys, the leader of whom fell in love with the Lady of Culzean, who was determined to elope with him, but was taken and confined in the Castle, and the heads of the Gipseys put up in remembrance of the act.-

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" Besides the Castle of Maybole, the former residence of the Earls of Cassillis, and the principal part of which is still
" in excellent preservation, there are more or less entire, the
"Castles of Newark. Greenan, Dunduff Etc Etc. ** Statistical Account (1842) **
"On the east the town is no longer bounded by the Castle, and The Earl of Cassillis' granaries. The castle, no doubt, occupies its original
"site, but an elegant range of buildings, called the New Yards, extend
"the line of houses very considerably in that quarter,"
Patersons History of Ayrshire (1847)

"Tradition affirms that the Countess
"of Cassillis, after her elopement with
" Sir John Faa, "The Gipsey Laddie, "
"about the middle of the seventeenth
"century, was was confined to this Castle
"for life."
Statistical Account (1842)

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