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Mains Castle

Croft (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Mains Castle

Classification Croft (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 24453

Site Number NN63NE 1

NGR NN 66869 36009

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Kenmore (Stirling)
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN63NE 1 66869 36009

(NN 6686 3600) Mains Castle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1900)

Mains is the name of a croft where the old castle ruins are situated. We have no account of the builder. The last occupant was probably Colin Campbell, the last laird of his family.

W A Gillies 1938

Mains Castle appears to have been a small rectangular unvaulted castle of probable 16th - 17th century date (SDD List). It is situated on a small, debris-covered knoll and meassures about 14.0m x 6.7m over walls 0.8m wide. The SW wall stands to a height of about 4.0m and contains the remains of a small round-arched window and a fireplace. The remaining walls can only be traced with difficulty amid debris and dense nettles. The foundations of the croft mentioned by Gillies lie immediately S of the castle.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 August 1969

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (JM) 4 September 1975

NN 668 360 Very little of this small, unvaulted structure now survives. It was probably built in the 16th or 17th century.

RCAHMS 1979, visited June 1978

W A Gillies 1938

No change.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 7 December 1978

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