Castle Asgog,

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Alternative Names Castle Ascog; Asgog Castle
Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 39926
Site Number NR97SW 3
NGR NR 94666 70530
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish KILFINAN
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former County ARGYLL
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NR97SW 3 94666 70530.

(NR 9468 7053) Castle (NR) (In Ruins)
OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

Castle Ascog, situated beside Loch Ascog, was a square keep, built in the early 15th century. In 1870 its random rubble walls are described as of considerable height and thickness, but it is now much dilapidated, roofless with its E wall destroyed. It was a stronghold of the Lamonts of Ascog until destroyed by the Marquis of Argyll in 1646 after a siege. Name Book 1870; HBD No. 5

Generally as described. The remains of Castle Ascog measure 13.0m N to S and 9.5m E - W with the W wall surviving to gable height.
Visited by OS (IA) 31 October 1972.

No change to field report of 31 October 1972.
Surveyed at 1/10,000
Visited by OS (B S) 7 October 1976.

 
Books and References

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 60 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV

Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 81 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No. 12, 64 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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