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Castle Asgog,

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Castle Asgog,

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Castle Ascog; Asgog Castle

Canmore ID 39926

Site Number NR97SW 3

NGR NR 94666 70530

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR97SW 3 94666 70530.

(NR 9468 7053) Castle (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

Castle Ascog, situated beside Loch Ascog, was a square keep, built in the early 15th century. In 1870 its random rubble walls are described as of considerable height and thickness, but it is now much dilapidated, roofless with its E wall destroyed. It was a stronghold of the Lamonts of Ascog until destroyed by the Marquis of Argyll in 1646 after a siege. Name Book 1870; HBD No. 5

Generally as described. The remains of Castle Ascog measure 13.0m N to S and 9.5m E - W with the W wall surviving to gable height.

Visited by OS (IA) 31 October 1972.

No change to field report of 31 October 1972.

Surveyed at 1/10,000

Visited by OS (B S) 7 October 1976.


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