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Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Auchengassel

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 65237

Site Number NX89NW 5

NGR NX 8260 9948

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Penpont
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX89NW 5 8260 9948.

(NX 8260 9948) Auchengassel Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

This is the traditional site of Auchengassel Castle. A slight elevation overgrown with nettles indicates the former existence of a building of some kind.

Name Book 1856

There is now no evidence of this castle. At the published site is a slight spread of stone overgrown with nettles, but there is no trace of any structure.

Visited by OS (TRG) 6 September 1977


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