Sites and Monument Record: Torwood Castle (SMR 409)

The castle appears to have been built in 1566, the date carved on a stone found in a stone dyke nearby, and now in Falkirk Museum. The buildings enclosing the courtyard appear to be early 17th century in date. The castle stands on high ground on the edge of Tor Wood. It is L-shaped in plan consisting of a principal block aligned approx E-W, with a short wing extending N from its W end and a small square tower in the re-entrant angle. On the N lies a large courtyard formerly enclosed by the later buildings just mentioned. The main block shows a transition from tower to mansion.
The north range of courtyard buildings, east of the entrance pend, were excavated in 1998 and found to contain an oven and the well. The following year the east range was excavated.

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