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Dumbarton

Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Dumbarton

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Castlehill Farm, Cardross; River Leven

Canmore ID 42347

Site Number NS37NE 10

NGR NS 3850 7587

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Cardross (West Dumbartonshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS37NE 10 3850 7587.

(NS 3850 7587) Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1922)

At Cardross, on the west side of the River Leven, Robert I built a castle in which he died on June 7th 1329. Nothing remains of this castle, but the small eminence on which it stood, retains the name of "Castle Hill".

G Chalmers 1890

The site of the castle of Cardross is marked by two wooded knolls on Castlehill Farm. 'A somewhat steep ascent on the western side appears to have led to a terrace on which may have been the main buildings'.

J Irving 1920

Castle Hill is a small rock outcrop and bears no trace of any foundations or fortifications.

Visited by OS (DS) 3 October 1956

NS 385 758 The castle built by Robert I at Cardross is said to have stood on Castlehill.

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977

NSA 1845; G Chalmers 1890

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