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Polmaise Castle

The site of a ruined mansion and former estate located on the northeastern slopes of Gillies Hill a half-mile (1 km) south of Cambusbarron and 1½ miles (2.5 km) southwest of Stirling. Once home to the Murray family, the name was most-likely translated from their home at Lower Polmaise, 3½ miles (5.5 km) to the east northeast, which became known as Old Polmaise (also now demolished). Polmaise Castle was built in 1863 by architect William Burn (1789 - 1870). The style was typical of Burn, Scots Baronial, featuring crow-stepped gables and pepper-pot turrets. The house was demolished by army explosion on 14th July 1966, although Polmaise Home Farm remains to the northeast.


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