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Cromlix Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Cromlix Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 73485

Site Number NN70NE 20

NGR NN 7892 0640

NGR Description NN c. 7892 0640

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Dunblane And Lecropt
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Architecture Notes


Lay between Cromlix House and farm of Wester Cambushinnie, 3 miles NW of Dunblane. 'Elaborate sundials' from it now built into 18th Century farmbuildings at Wester Cambushinnie.


Noted by Stevenson 1723.

Information from Mr McKerracher


Field Visit (6 May 1992)

NN70NE 20 NN c. 7892 0640

For (successor) Cromlix House (NN 78192 06085), see NN70NE 2.00.

NN70NE 4.00 79091 06664 Wester Cambushinnie

Cromlix Castle stood about 800m E of the present house (NN70NE 2.00). Its roof was removed after the failure of the 1715 rebellion, and in the middle of the 19th century its walls were removed to build the present farm steading at Wester Cambushinnie (Eden 1990).

The site of the castle falls in an improved field some 250m SW of Wester Cambushinnie steading. All that remains is a pile of stones measuring 19m in diameter and 1.5m in height. There is a possible building stance, rectangular in shape, on its S side.

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 6 May 1992.


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