Dalmusternock is a largely 19th century farmhouse which is thought to incorporate parts of an early 17th century tower.
The house is said to have been built in 1617 for the poet and politician Sir William Mure, son of Sir William Mure of Rowallan, upon his marriage to Anna Dundas, daughter of John Dundas of Newliston. However the date for this construction seems to have been derived from the appearance of that date on a carved panel now installed in the wall of the later farmhouse.
Blaeu’s map of 1654 shows the property, marked as Dalmunsternoch, as a a tower surrounded by a palisaded enclosure. This map was based on a Pont map, now unfortunately lost, which would have been published in the late 16th century suggesting a possible earlier origin for Dalmusternock.
Alternative names for Dalmusternock
Dalmasternock; Dalmusterknok; Dalmusterlock; Dalmunsternoch