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Glasgow, Cardonald Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Glasgow, Cardonald Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 44383

Site Number NS56SW 25

NGR NS 53 64

NGR Description NS c. 53 64

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Paisley (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56SW 25 c. 53 64

Possibly on map sheet NS56NW.

Nothing now remains of Cardonald Castle. (Cardonald: NS 53 64) Writing at the end of last century, MacDonald said that it had by then been replaced by a farm, although part of the gardens including the orchard remained. In front of the farmhouse was a stone on which was carved a helmet with the motto 'Toujours avant' and the initials JS, dated 1565; this had come from the old castle.

P McDonald 1979; H MacDonald 1854.

Architecture Notes


Mitchell Library, 'Glasgow in Former Times II' - pencill and wash, 1844.


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