Map Reference: S049296 (2049, 1296)
Knockgraffon Castle is a tower- house standing to full height with gables in the north and south. There is an intact bartizan at the NE corner, with a fragment of a bartizan at the SW corner. The tower is possibly four storeys high plus attic and the entrance appears to be in the south wall. There is a spiral stairway at the NW corner at the upper level and there may be mural chambers along the west wall. There are chimneys in the east and west walls. The large window gap in the north wall may indicate a later occupation and there appears to be a large amount of plaster on the inside walls.
A close inspection of the castle is not normally possible. The photographs were taken in 1982 when it was possible to walk around the outside of the building. The interior could not be fully explored due to its ruinous and unsafe condition. I returned in 1988 but a ‘Keep Out’ sign on the gateway of the field prevented close inspection. I tried again in 2006 but now find that the gateway no longer exists and there does not appear to be any easy access. The hedge has grown tall and thick so even a distant photograph is not possible. If anyone has any detailed photographs or information about Knockgraffon Castle which they would like to add to this page please e-mail me.
Here are some photos of Knockgraffon Castle taken by Doug Foxvog
Top of mural stair showing corner and doorway to third floor
Early 17th century fireplace
Detail of fireplace
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