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Catter House

Country House (Period Unassigned), Manor (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Catter House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Manor (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 43428

Site Number NS48NE 4

NGR NS 47114 87088

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Kilmaronock (Stirling)
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS48NE 4.00 47114 87088

NS48NE 4.01 47153 87084 Stables

NS48NE 4.02 47265 87078 Walled Garden

(Approx. NS 4727 8713) The Earls of Lennox had a castle near the Moot Hill at Catter.

G Chalmers 1890.

The stronghold of the Earls of Lennox at Catter was described as a manor-house in 1505. No trace of the manor house remains.

J Irving 1879.

Although no conclusive evidence could be found, the existence of a cobbled area at the rear of Catter House at NS 4711 8708 together with very small windows in, and a spiral staircase from,the now modernised basement, suggest that the present house is possibly on the site of the 16th century manor house.

Visited by OS (R D) 17 March 1965.

NS 471 870 Catter House may occupy the site of a 'manor house' known to have existed in 1505.

RCAHMS 1978, visited December 1977

J Irving 1879; G Chalmers 1890

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office

Placing of a spire upon the house.

James Buchanan of Catter wishes to borrow a ladder as he has a man to put up a spire upon the house and has no ladder long enough.

Letter from James Buchanan of Catter to John Smith.

1772 GD 220/5/1778

Plastering, papering and painting of the New Business room at Catter. Payments to John Stewart, plasterer, and David Anderson, painter.

Cash Books. 1856 and 1858 GD 220/6/40 and 41

Repairs and alterations to *Catter House.

Payment of 105.9.0 [pounds] to John Henderson, Wright.

Payment of 43.10.0 [pounds] to William Reid, Plumber.

Cash Books. 1847-1848 GD 220/6/37 and 38

*Built 1767 for John Buchanan and his wife Elizabeth.

Painting and papering at Catter House.

Payment of 70.14.9 [pounds] to C and I Moxon for the work.

Cash Book. 1865 GD 220/6/43

Building a new stair and a milk house at Catter House.

Payment of 20 [pounds] to John Simson.

Cash Book. 1857 Gd 220/6/41


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