Auchenbreck Castle

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Alternative Names Auchinbreck Castle; Achnabreac Castle; Auchnabreck Farm
Canmore ID 40525
Site Number NS08SW 1
NGR NS 0195 8142
Former District ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former County ARGYLL
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS08SW 1 0195 8142

(Name: NS 0198 8138) Castle (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map (1900)

Traditionally these are the remains of Auchinbreck Castle, the residence of Sir D Campbell, whose initials and crest, dated 1610, appear on a stone in the present church wall (see NR98SE 5). The only vestiges remaining visible are a wall in the centre of the garden and the slope on the N side, showing where the castle once stood. The farmhouse and the mill of Auchenbreck were built from material taken from it.
Name Book 1870

Sir Dugald Campbell of Auchinbreck had his chief stronghold at Auchinbreck Castle (fragmentary remains at Auchnabreck Farm) which had passed to his great-great-grandfather c.1500.
SDD List 1963

The site is indicated on the ground by a levelled area 50m NE-SW by 19m bounded on the N and W by a scarp 0.8m high and revetted on the S by a lime mortared wall 0.8m thick which stands 2.0m high. There are no traces of a building.
Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (IA) 21 November 1972

NS 0195 8142. No change to field report above.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (BS) 13 October 1976.

Books and References

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 62 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.18, 61 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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