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Gourock, Gourock Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Gourock, Gourock Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 41325

Site Number NS27NW 4

NGR NS 24432 77078

NGR Description NS c. 24432 77078

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Inverkip
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS27NW 4 c. 24432 77078

For Gourock House, see NS27NW 15 and later Gourock Castle NS27NW 141.

(NE 2442 7708) Gourock Castle (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map (1970)

Gourock Castle, the seat of the barony of Finnart-Stewart, stood above the town of Gourock; it was pulled down about 1747. In 1856, the site was pointed out by Major Darroch (proprietor) , who stated that a few stones, visible near the edge of the Gourock Burn, formed part of the original foundations. In the reign of James II (1437-60) it was forfeited by the Earl of Douglas and passed to the Stewarts of Castlemilk.

G Crawfurd and W Semple 1782; Name Book 1856

No trace of the castle building remains. The site is marked by a small, flat-topped mound.

Visited by OS (JD) 23 July 1955

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