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Rosneath Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Rosneath Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Rosneath

Canmore ID 41432

Site Number NS28SE 11

NGR NS 2707 8223

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Rosneath
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS28SE 11 2707 8223.

(NS 2707 8223) Rosneath Castle (NR) (Site of)

There is reason to believe that the castle of Rosneath existed as a royal castle before the end of the 12th century. It is said to have been destroyed by Wallace.

Orig Paroch Scot 1850

Rosneath Castle is a small, castellated building situated on the point south of Camsail Bay. The Duke of Argyll enlarged it about 1630.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845

The site how lies within a caravan site. No traces of the building exist.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 January 1963

NS 270 822 This castle is said to have been in existence in the 12th century and to have been destroyed at the end of the 13th century. A building, probably of 17th century and later date, which subsequently occupied the site, was burnt down in 1802.

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977

NSA 1845; Orig Paroch Scot 1850; I G Lindsay and M Cosh 1973


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