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Cumbernauld House

House (18th Century), Stable(S) (18th Century)

Site Name Cumbernauld House

Classification House (18th Century), Stable(S) (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cumbernauld Castle

Canmore ID 45819

Site Number NS77NE 16

NGR NS 77249 75904

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Cumbernauld
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumbernauld And Kilsyth
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS77NE 16 77200 75901.

The old castle or house of Cumbernauld was converted into stables after the building of a new mansion in 1731. During the 1745-6 Rebellion, the old building was burnt to the ground by a party of dragoons.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (J Watson)

NS 7718 7592. The stables bear no indication of any architectural features earlier than 18th / 19th century date.

Visited by OS (JLD) 18 March 1957

Cumbernauld Castle was probably built in the late 14th century and its site is now occupied by Cumbernauld House. Excavation 65m NE of the house located 'a 15th century rubbish chute, an adjoining prison and cellar, and nearby, a well-house' (probably of 17th century date), and recovered 'coins and pottery sherds dating from the 14th century'. RCAHMS 1982; H B Millar 1980

Cumbernauld House is now the headquarters of the Cumbernauld Development Corporation.

Information from RCAHMS (RHM) 15 Sept 1993

Architecture Notes

NS77NE 16.00 77200 75901

NS77NE 16.01 77272 75925 Sundial

NS77NE 16.02 77683 76215 Doocot

NS77NE 16.03 77671 76218 Kennels, Cottage

NS77NE 45 7768 7621 Gamekeeper's Lodge


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow Diocesan Office, Clyde Street, Glasgow, Drawings Collection.

CP59 Site plan Photocopy & c. w Nd

CP60 House


Watching Brief (August 2011)

AOC Archaeology Group undertook a watching brief in August 2011 at Cumbernauld House.

Information from AOC Archaeology Group


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