Set in rural Kirkcudbright, Balmangan is a simple, ruinous 16th century tower house. It survives to first floor level though a century ago it stood higher.
Balmangan in 1900 with upper floor standing
A doorway leads to a vaulted basement; the upper levels accessed by a wheel staircase. The walls are of typical Galloway whinstone and would have been harled as was universal practice. There is a single horizontal dumb-bell gun loop.
Balmangan in 2015 - now down to first floor level
Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle