Bute, Ascog Castle

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Site Type CASTLE (MEDIEVAL)
Canmore ID 40724
Site Number NS16SW 5
NGR NS 104 630
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish KINGARTH
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former County BUTESHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS16SW 5 104 630.

Not far from Ascog House (NS 104 630) there stands what is supposed to have been the old castle of Ascog, which was destroyed by fire in the 17th century and re-erected on the same site.
A H Millar 1885

There are the remains of an old cottage at NS 1060 6314, in the grounds of Ascog House. Otherwise no information was discovered about the castle or its site.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 16 January 1964

The location of the old castle of Ascog remains unknown. No possible sites for it were identified on the date of visit.
Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 20 May 2009.

20 May 2009
 FIELD VISIT

Project RCAHMS Isle of Bute Survey

Notes The location of the old castle of Ascog remains unknown. No possible sites for it were identified on the date of visit.
Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 20 May 2009.


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27 June 2006
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2001
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16 January 1964
 FIELD VISIT

Notes There are the remains of an old cottage at NS 1060 6314, in the grounds of Ascog House. Otherwise no information was discovered about the castle or its site.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 16 January 1964

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1889
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Books and References

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

Geddes and Hale, G F and A G C (2010) RCAHMS: The Archaeological Landscape of Bute, Edinburgh

Millar, A H (1889) The castles and mansions of Renfrewshire and Buteshire: illustrated in sixty-five views with historical and descriptive accounts. unpaginated Glasgow
Held at RCAHMS D.11.61.MIL.R

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