Faslane Castle

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Canmore ID 41490
Site Number NS29SW 1
NGR NS 2494 9016
Parish RHU
Former District DUMBARTON
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS29SW 1 2494 9016.

(NS 2494 9016) FASLANE CASTLE (NR) (Site of)
OS 6" map (1923)

The castle of Faslane is said to have been built in the 12th century, and deserted before the end of the 14th century.
NSA 1845; W Fraser 1869

Traces of Faslane Castle are observable on a summit overlooking the junction of two deep glens. The castle is mentioned in various years between 1543 and 1693, and in the mid-18th century the ruins 'furnished a shelter to the last representative of a once-powerful family'.
J Irving 1879

A railway line occupies the site of this Castle. No remains now exist.
Visited by OS (JLD) 2 October 1956

NS 249 901 It was recorded in 1851 that 'a green mound alone marks the spot where the castle stood'. It was destroyed by railway construction.
RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977; Orig Paroch Scot 1850; J Irving 1879; E Talbot 1974

Books and References

Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 112 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

Fraser, Sir W (1869) 'The chiefs of Colquhoun and their country, Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.2, 106 Held at RCAHMS C.6.2. FRA

Irving, J (1879) The book of Dumbartonshire [sic]: a history of the county, burghs, parishes, and lands, memoirs of families, and notices of industries carried on in the Lennox district, 3v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.2, 289-90 Held at RCAHMS D.11.4.IRV

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