Pumpherston Castle (site of)
Pumpherston Castle is marked in Blaeu’s Atlas (1662) and was described in the New Statistical Account of 1845 as “a work of great antiquity”, although by that time there was nothing left to see, the last remains of the castle (including the foundations) having been removed in the late 18th century.
The castle is said to have stood to the east of the current Pumpherston Farm buildings, in a plot of 15 acres. The farmhouse is still surrounded by an old wall which may date back to the time of the castle, although the castle’s gardens are said to have been in the south-east corner of the nearby field, where there is a very fertile area. Away from the main castle buildings, a look-out tower is said to have been situated at the top of the bank rising up from the River Almond.
The castle was at one time the property of the Earl of Buchan.
Alternative names for Pumpherston Castle
Pompherstoune; Pumfrastoun; Pumpherston Farm; Pumpherstoun Castle; Pumphrastoun; Pumphrestoun
Where is Pumpherston Castle?
Pumpherston Castle is in the parish of Mid Calder and the county of Midlothian.
Grid reference:NT 075 686
Lat / long:55.902054,-3.480189