Paisley, Stanely Castle

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Site Type CASTLE
Canmore ID 43150
Site Number NS46SE 26
NGR NS 46362 61628
Former District RENFREW
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS46SE 26 46362 61628

(NS 4638 6165) Stanely Castle (NR) (remains of)
OS 1:10000 map (1973)

Stanely Castle, a massive fortalice, probably of early 15th century date, is now surrounded by the reservoir of Paisley Waterworks. Its site was formerly an island in a marsh. L-planned, it is four storeys high to the parapet, with the garret storey above long ruinous, and the interior gutted. Its masonry is of good coursed rubble, and the windows small and scanty, with keyhole-type arrow-slits.
N Tranter 1965; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889

Books and References

Anon (1921) 'Rod and Reel' - Stanelie Castle. (Golden Dun) Scot Country Life, vol.8, 3 March
Page(s): 95

Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 55,146 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

MacGibbon and Ross, D and T (1887-92) The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, 5v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.3, 280-1 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

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