Boturich Castle

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Alternative Names Loch Lomond; Baturich
Site Type CASTLE, COUNTRY HOUSE
Canmore ID 42486
Site Number NS38SE 2
NGR NS 38755 84565
Council WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE
Parish KILMARONOCK (DUMBARTON)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District DUMBARTON
Former County DUNBARTONSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NS38SE 2.00 38755 84565

From Architecture Catalogue Slip;
Architect: Porden? Robert Scott of Scott, Steven & Gail (ref Glasgow Herald Aubust 29th 1734/1834)

NMRS Reference
Plans : Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh garderners cottage
Bin 24, Bag 1 Auldjo Jamieson & Arnot 1929

Country Life, June 7th 1984

NMRS REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office
Letter from John Buchanan, Balloch Castle to John Cross Buchanan of Achentoshan concerning his intention of rebuilding the castle and expressing his wish to preserve part of Ardoch.
1830 GD47/764

The plans for Knockour Castle may be a design for additions to Boturich Castle. John Buchanan of Ardoch purchased in 1792 the estate of Knockour which included Boturich.
See NS38SE 2.01 for Knockour Castle

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Archaeological Notes

NS38SE 2.00 38755 84565

(NS 3877 8457) Boturich Castle on site of Boturich Castle (NR)
OS 6" map (1923)

The present Boturich Castle was built about 1835 on part of the ruin of the old castle.
NSA 1845

Boturich Castle is said to have been built by the last Duchess of Albany and Countess of Lennox. (Isabelle, Countess of Lennox, died c.1460).
J G Smith 1896

The present mansion, known as Boturich Castle, was erected in 1830 and incorporates the remains of an earlier building. The house plans, made in 1830, show the extent of the old castle, the walls of which can still be traced to a height of c.20ft. A sketch, made before 1830 by a Miss Findlay (information from Mrs N Findlay, owner, Boturich Castle), shows a ruinous, L-shaped building with crow-stepped gables.
The remains of the pre-1830 Boturich Castle consist of walls 4ft thick on the present ground level. A barrel vault extends through the SE corner of the old building, and two slit windows, one now blocked , are visible. The exterior of the building has been harled, and apart from the slit window, shows no trace of antiquity.
Visited by OS (DS) 4 October 1956

Building still as described above.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 28 January 1963

 
Books and References

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 96 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV

Hannan, T (1928) Famous Scottish houses: the Lowlands, London
Page(s): p41 Held at RCAHMS F.5.41.HAN

Humberts, Pollock and Buchan (1984) Boturich Castle, Loch Lomond: [sale particulars], London; Glasgow
Held at RCAHMS D.11.43.BOT.S

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