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Paisley, Stanely Castle


Site Name Paisley, Stanely Castle

Classification Castle

Canmore ID 43150

Site Number NS46SE 26

NGR NS 46362 61628

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS46SE 26 46362 61628

(NS 4638 6165) Stanely Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10000 map (1973)

Stanely Castle, a massive fortalice, probably of early 15th century date, is now surrounded by the reservoir of Paisley Waterworks. Its site was formerly an island in a marsh. L-planned, it is four storeys high to the parapet, with the garret storey above long ruinous, and the interior gutted. Its masonry is of good coursed rubble, and the windows small and scanty, with keyhole-type arrow-slits.

N Tranter 1965; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889


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