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Bute, Ascog Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Bute, Ascog Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 40724

Site Number NS16SW 5

NGR NS 104 630

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kingarth
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Buteshire

Archaeology Notes

NS16SW 5 104 630.

Not far from Ascog House (NS 104 630) there stands what is supposed to have been the old castle of Ascog, which was destroyed by fire in the 17th century and re-erected on the same site.

A H Millar 1885

There are the remains of an old cottage at NS 1060 6314, in the grounds of Ascog House. Otherwise no information was discovered about the castle or its site.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 16 January 1964

The location of the old castle of Ascog remains unknown. No possible sites for it were identified on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 20 May 2009.

Activities

Field Visit (20 May 2009)

The location of the old castle of Ascog remains unknown. No possible sites for it were identified on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 20 May 2009.

Field Visit (16 January 1964)

There are the remains of an old cottage at NS 1060 6314, in the grounds of Ascog House. Otherwise no information was discovered about the castle or its site.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 16 January 1964

Reference (1889)

Reference (2001)

Aerial Photography (27 June 2006)

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