Bardowie Castle

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Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 44505
Site Number NS57SE 6
NGR NS 57819 73720
Council EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE
Parish BALDERNOCK (STRATHKELVIN)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District STRATHKELVIN
Former County STIRLINGSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

NS57SE 6.00 5782 7372 Bardowie Castle
NS57SE 6.01 57971 73801 Bardowie Mains

EXTERNAL REFERENCE

Glasgow, Mitchell Library, J. Maclehose' Country Houses - 1 print

SRO
Repairs to house and offices. Payment of #60 to James Robertson Esq. Account Book. 1837 GD161/Box 21

Non-Guardianship Sites Plan Collection, DC23069, 1953.

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NS57SE 6.00 57819 73720

(NS 5782 7372) Bardowie Castle (NR)
OS 6" map, (1971).

NS57SE 6.01 NS 57971 73801 Farmhouse; Farmsteading (Bardowie Mains)

Bardowie Castle consists of a tower, evidently completed by 1566, and additions made from the late 17th or early 18th century onwards; the latter are still inhabited as a modern mansion. The tower, which is still complete, is oblong on plan and measures 32'2" x 27'. It attains a height of four storeys, the uppermost one being constructed mainly within the roof. Its walls vary from 6'5" to 8'3" in thickness on the ground floor; the masonry is random rubble.
RCAHMS 1963.

Bardowie Castle is as described by the RCAHMS. The tower is still partly inhabited.
Visited by OS (R D), 16 August 1966.

 
Books and References

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 78 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV

Irving, G (1970) 'Bardowie the beautiful', Scotland's Mag, vol.66, 10 October
Held at RCAHMS D.2.23.BAR.P

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, p.236 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

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