Ormiston Castle (site of)
Ormiston Castle was a 15th century castle belonging to the Ormiston family, although only a mound survives.
The Ormiston of Ormiston family held lands here since at least the 13th century. The castle was attacked by the English in 1523, 1544 and in September 1545 when the “towre of Ormeston” was burned by an English army led by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford.
In 1581 the barony of Ormiston was acquired by Robert Anstruther of the Anstruthers of Anstruther, possibly the Captain Robert Anstruther who was in 1561 the commander of the French garrison on Inchkeith in the Forth. He resigned Ormiston to William Ker of Cessford in November of the same year.
Alternative names for Ormiston Castle
Old Ormiston Castle; Ormeistoun; Ormeston; Ormestone; Ormestoun; Ormestoune; Ormiston Tower; Ormiston-tower; Ormistoun; Ormstone; Ormstoun; Ormystoun'