Auchenbreck Castle

Castle (possible)

Site Name Auchenbreck Castle

Classification Castle (possible)

Alternative Name(s) Auchinbreck Castle; Achnabreac Castle; Auchnabreck Farm

Canmore ID 40525

Site Number NS08SW 1

NGR NS 0195 8142

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmodan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NS08SW 1 0195 8142

(Name: NS 0198 8138) Castle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1900)

Traditionally these are the remains of Auchinbreck Castle, the residence of Sir D Campbell, whose initials and crest, dated 1610, appear on a stone in the present church wall (see NR98SE 5). The only vestiges remaining visible are a wall in the centre of the garden and the slope on the N side, showing where the castle once stood. The farmhouse and the mill of Auchenbreck were built from material taken from it.

Name Book 1870

Sir Dugald Campbell of Auchinbreck had his chief stronghold at Auchinbreck Castle (fragmentary remains at Auchnabreck Farm) which had passed to his great-great-grandfather c.1500.

SDD List 1963

The site is indicated on the ground by a levelled area 50m NE-SW by 19m bounded on the N and W by a scarp 0.8m high and revetted on the S by a lime mortared wall 0.8m thick which stands 2.0m high. There are no traces of a building.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (IA) 21 November 1972

NS 0195 8142. No change to field report above.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 13 October 1976.

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