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Bridge Of Weir, Gryffe Castle

Childrens Home (Modern), Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bridge Of Weir, Gryffe Castle

Classification Childrens Home (Modern), Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Gryfe; Children's Home; Gryffe House

Canmore ID 42229

Site Number NS36NE 14

NGR NS 38485 66309

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Houston
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS36NE 14 38485 66309

(NS 3847 6630) Gryffe (NAT)

OS 6" map (1968)


ARCHITECTS: Cook & Hamilton c. 1925.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Gryffe Castle (name published on earlier editions of OS plans) is a square mansion, built about 1854 by Robert Freeland of Broomward. It is now the property of Glasgow Corporation, and used as a children's home. The name "Gryffe Castle" first appears on record in 1474, but there are now no traces of any ancient structure, though the mansion occupies a natural eminence which would have made a good site for an early castle, possibly a motte.

A H Millar 1889; W W Lyle 1975.

This is a modern mansion. No information was obtained regarding any earlier building.

Visited by OS (JD), 27 July 1955.


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