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Cove And Kilcreggan, Knockderry Castle

Country House (19th Century), Earthwork (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Cove And Kilcreggan, Knockderry Castle

Classification Country House (19th Century), Earthwork (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 41459

Site Number NS28SW 1

NGR NS 21680 83405

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NS28SW 1.00 NS 2168 8340

NS82SW 1.01 NS 21716 83448 Knockderry Castle, North Lodge


Owners: Co-Operative Holidays Association

Architects: Alexander Thomson additions

William Leiper

John Honeyman additions

Villa of 1855 greatly extended by William Leiper in 1896 for John Templeton of Templeton Carpet Factory.


Construction (1855)

Desk Based Assessment (4 May 1955)

Dun (?), Knockderry Castle (Site).

A modern mansion (1896) has been built on the site of this 'fort', and has completely obliterated all traces of it. The position is a strong one, on a high point of land between a burn on the S and a ravine to the N, and the work was presumably a dun rather than a fort.

Visited by RCAHMS (KS) 4 May 1955.

Photographic Survey (July 1961)

Photographs of buildings in Cove and Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in July 1961.

Field Visit (August 1977)

Knockderry NS 216 834 NS28SW

The New Statistical Account records 'the debris of an old Danish or Norwegian fort' on the shore of Loch Long. The site is now occupied by the modern mansion of Knockderry Castle.

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977

(NSA, viii, Dunbarton,116; Name Book, Dumbarton, No. 16, p.35)


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