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Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Pennytersal

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Pennytersal Farm

Canmore ID 42454

Site Number NS37SW 9

NGR NS 33675 71172

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS37SW 9 33675 71172

(NS 3367 7117) Motte (NR)

OS 6" map (1970).

Mound (NAT)

OS 6" map (1915).

Location formerly entered as NS 3368 7117.

There is a mound at Pennytersal, similar to that at Denniston. (Motte - see NS36NE 13).

J Murray 1907.

A flat-topped earthen mound, approximately 27.0m x 23.0m x 3.0m high. Leading from the mound are traces of a possible bailey, showing on the W as terracing and on the E and S as a very slight mound.

Visited by OS (JD), 27 July 1955

The mound, which has every appearance of a motte, is as described above. The N side has been slightly mutilated. The terracing of the W side of the alleged bailey appears to be natural, and no trace could be found of the 'slight mound' on the E and S.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JTT), 11 November 1964.

As part of a study of early castles in Renfrewshire a survey of this site and its immediate surroundings was carried out, at the scale 1:200.

Sponsor: Renfrewshire Local History Forum.

D Alexander 1994d.

Scheduled as 'Pennytersal Farm, motte 235m SW of...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 11 February 2011.

Motte [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, March 2011.


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