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Balloch Castle

Country House (19th Century)

Site Name Balloch Castle

Classification Country House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Balloch Castle Country Park

Canmore ID 126285

Site Number NS38SE 29

NGR NS 39029 83024

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Bonhill (West Dunbartonshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Architecture Notes

NS38SE 29.00 39029 83024

NS38SE 29.01 39550 83047 North Lodge

NS38SE 29.02 39424 82072 South Lodge

NS38SE 29.03 39092 82563 Walled garden

Architect: Robert Lugar 1809

Bought by the Glasgow Corporation in 1915

Site Management (21 October 2008)

Castellated Tudor-gothic. Stugged squared sandstone, ashlar margins and dressings. String course; hoodmoulds; battlemented parapet; battered base course; blind cruciform arrowslits. 12-pane timber sash and case windows; pointed arch Y-traceried windows. Pedestalled, grouped diamond aligned chimney stacks; corniced. (Historic Scotland)

Commissioned by John Buchanan of Ardoch from London architect Robert Lugar who published his design as "Balloch Abbey", forming the centre piece of a landscaped estate which became a country park in 1981. (J Gifford & FA Walker)


Photographic Survey (1954)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1954.


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