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Gilbertfield Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Gilbertfield Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 44861

Site Number NS65NE 12

NGR NS 65293 58725

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Cambuslang (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes (1953)

(NS 6530 5872) Gilbertfield Castle (NR) (In Ruins) (AD 1607)

OS 6" map, (1935)

On the north side of Dechmont Hill stands the house of Gilbertfield, with date stone 1607, now in ruins.

The term "Castle" seems to be recent and it was evidently never a fortress.

Source: Name Book 1857.

Gilbertfield is a mansion built on the simple L-plan, four storeys in height with the ground floor vaulted.

Source: D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

The remains are in poor condition and the wing has been completely demolished except for about 3 metres of the return wall.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (J D) 26 August 1953.


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