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Bo'ness, Kinneil Road, Castle Lyon

Castle (15th Century)

Site Name Bo'ness, Kinneil Road, Castle Lyon

Classification Castle (15th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Castleloan; Deanfield

Canmore ID 48129

Site Number NS98SE 1

NGR NS 98730 81201

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS98SE 1 9873 8120

(NS 9873 8120) Supposed site of Castle Lyon (NR)

OS 6" map, (1913)

This is said to be the site of Castle Lyon, the dower house of Lady Margaret Lyon, daughter of Lord Glamis, and widow of John, first Marquis of Hamilton. Nothing of it now remains, the furnaces of Kinneil Iron Works occupying the site. The farmer of Upper Kinneil (Mr Rutherford, Upper Kinneil) stated that c. 1805, portions of the Castle Garden Wall, remains of houses and other indications of this castle were extant, but were removed when the iron works was built. It is so long since this castle has been demolished, that it is impossible to ascertain its site with any degree of accuracy.

It is mentioned as "Craglyoune" in 1473.

(This site is shown in the water on Blaeu's map; the iron works occupy an area of reclaimed land).

NSA 1845; Name Book 1856; A Macdonald 1941.



This site falls within the Corbiehall and Snab Area of Townscape Character (NS98SE 207), which was defined as part of the RCAHMS Urban Survey Programme 2013. Text relating to the historical development and topography, and present character of the Corbiehall and Snab Area of Townscape Character can be viewed at site NS98SE 207.

Information from RCAHMS (LK), January 2014


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