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Dowhill Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Dowhill Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 51056

Site Number NT19NW 2

NGR NT 11781 97312

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Cleish
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT19NW 2 11781 97312.

(NT 1178 9731) Dowhill Castle (NR)

(In Ruins) Tower (NR)

OS 6" map, (1946).

The original early 16th century tower was the eastern 35 1/4 feet of an extended oblong block forming a 'palace' of late 16th century and early 17th century date. On the north side of the castle was a barmkin of which only the shell of a round tower remains. The upper part of this tower was used as a dovecot.

RCAHMS 1933.

Dowhill Castle is as described and illustrated above.

Visited by OS (JTT) 4 August 1964.


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