Location: Auchentiber, North Ayrshire, Scotland.
Built: 17th century.
Ownership / Access: Private farm.
Notes: The Castle of Clonbeith is in the old feudal Baillerie of Cunninghame, near Auchentiber, on a sideroad off the B778, in what is now North Ayrshire, Scotland. It was a simple oblong mansion, about forty feet by twenty-three feet with walls two and a half feet thick. The ground floor was vaulted and the entrance was central, leading into a passage with a straight staircase branching off to the right up to the first floor hall. A wheel-stair in a square chamber led to the upper floors. The hall was lit by windows in three of the walls and had a large fireplace on one side, and a circular bow window on the opposite side, boldly projected on a series of corbels. The Renaissance style door bears the date 1607. The name 'Clonbeith' is said to be derived from the Celtic words 'Cluan', grazing land and 'Beithe', birch.
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