#73 Castle Levan
This is NOT an official Lego site
Castle sits near the banks of the river Clyde. It appears
to be built in the typical 16th century Scottish L-plan,
however, the present structure of Levan Castle started as
a massive 15th century tower, built by the Morton family.
At the beginning of the 16th century it was enlarged by
abutting an additional tower. The castle was said to be
haunted by The White Lady, the ghost of Marion Montgomery
who was starved to death in the castle by her angry
husband after she murdered the tenants during his absence.
In the eighteenth century the castle began to fall into
disrepair (see photos right and left).
castle was purchased about 1980 by Lord Trevor Hayward
and restored to its present state between 1984-7. It was
the home of the Haywards, tall ship enthusiasts, and saw
the rearing of their three sons. When I last was in
contact with Lord Trevor in January 2000, prior to our
trip to Scotland, Lady Janet was in the hospital for
surgery. Young Douglas wanted to buy the Lego model below.
The castle soon came up for sale - I feared due to the
ill health or death of Lady Janet. The plans, elevations
and sections below are from the architectural drawings
prior to the restoration.
On a much happier note: my wife and I returned from our trip to Ireland last night [3 July 2003] to find an email relating that Castle Levan indeed sold more than 6 months ago to Lord and Lady Edlman. There are additional pictures of the castle on their website (see below) and the Laird's Bedroom is now available as a B&B accomodation beginning at £45 per night pps! The castle and surroundings are lovely - if you are interested, contact Lady Lydia Edlman of Levan.
of the Lego Model
Built Dec 1999
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