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Kilmaronock Castle

Tower House (15th Century) - (16th Century)

Site Name Kilmaronock Castle

Classification Tower House (15th Century) - (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Mains Castle

Canmore ID 43404

Site Number NS48NE 1

NGR NS 45500 87716

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS48NE 1 45500 87716

(NS 4550 8770) Kilmaronock Castle (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map, Dunbartonshire, 2nd ed., (1922)

The lands of Kilmaronock are mentioned in the 14th and 15th centuries.

J Irving 1879.

The castle belonged to the Earl of Glencairn in 1695.

W Camden 1789.

Kilmaronock Castle is an oblong tower, measuring 10.0 x 12.0m and four or five storeys high. The building is now a ruin but is in a fair state of preservation, and from the construction and design, probably dates from the late 15th - early 16th century.

Visited by OS (R D L) 21 January 1963.


Field Visit (December 1977)

Kilmaronock Castle NS 455 877 NS48NE 1

A tower of 15th- to 16th-century date.

RCAHMS 1978, visited December 1977

(MacGibbon and Ross 1887-92, v, 325-9)


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