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Johnstone, Red House, Cochrane Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Johnstone, Red House, Cochrane Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 43232

Site Number NS46SW 8

NGR NS 41804 61569

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

NS46SW 8 4183 6160.

(NS 4183 6160) Red House on site of (NAT)

Cochrane Tower (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1973)

Cochran Tower, the old seat of the Cochrane, is noted in a description of Renfrewshire (W Macfarlane 1907) (probably written in the early 18th century). In 1782, part of it was still standing, one of its vaults being used as a cart-house. However, nothing of it remained in 1837. It gave name to the family of Dundonald in the 13th century (Orig Paroch Scot 1851).

G Crawfurd and W Semple 1782; New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845

In the modern Cochrane Tower, which was built in 1896 is an inscribed stone dated 1592. This may be from a former Cochrane Tower.

Visited by OS (JHO) 2 March 1951


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