Faslane Castle

Castle, Motte (possible)

Site Name Faslane Castle

Classification Castle, Motte (possible)

Canmore ID 41490

Site Number NS29SW 1

NGR NS 2494 9016

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Rhu
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS29SW 1 2494 9016.

(NS 2494 9016) FASLANE CASTLE (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1923)

The castle of Faslane is said to have been built in the 12th century, and deserted before the end of the 14th century.

NSA 1845; W Fraser 1869

Traces of Faslane Castle are observable on a summit overlooking the junction of two deep glens. The castle is mentioned in various years between 1543 and 1693, and in the mid-18th century the ruins 'furnished a shelter to the last representative of a once-powerful family'.

J Irving 1879

A railway line occupies the site of this Castle. No remains now exist.

Visited by OS (JLD) 2 October 1956

NS 249 901 It was recorded in 1851 that 'a green mound alone marks the spot where the castle stood'. It was destroyed by railway construction.

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977; Orig Paroch Scot 1850; J Irving 1879; E Talbot 1974

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