NS9577 : Almond or Haining Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Whitecross, Falkirk, Great Britain

Almond or Haining Castle
Almond or Haining Castle
The L-plan tower is 4 storeys high, and may date from the 15th century, but most of what survives is 16th century. It was a seat of the Crawfords of Haining, and was abandoned by the end of the 18th century. As for the name, the map shows it as Almond Castle but the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland says the original name was Castle of Haining. It also names it Vellore, not to be confused with Vellore House, about a kilometre to the south-west. My current 1;25,000 map, revised in 2001, shows a vast industrial complex beside it, all of which has now vanished. See also NS9577 : "Haining" Castle, Whitecross.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9565 7728 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.6275N 3:40.4261W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9549 7715
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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