Glasgow, Dalmarnock, Baronald Street, Farme Castle

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Alternative Names Avenue Street; Barnflat Street; Duchess Road, Riverford Road
Site Type CASTLE, TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 45077
Site Number NS66SW 22
NGR NS 62014 62334
Council SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Parish RUTHERGLEN (SOUTH LANARKSHIRE)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CITY OF GLASGOW
Former County LANARKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

Glasgow, Farme Castle.
15th century with modern additions.

EXTERNAL REFERENCES:
Mit. Lib. 'Wm Graham Vol 1' p. 47 1896 - 1 photograph.
Mit. Lib. J Maclehouse 'Country Houses' - 1 photograph.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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Archaeological Notes

NS66SW 22 62014 62334

(NS 62014 62334) Farme Castle (NR)
OS 6" map, (1968)

Farme is a simple three-storeyed keep, apparently built in the 15th century, now incorporated in a modern mansion. The estate has belonged to the Stewarts, Crawfords, and others, but it is not known by whom the castle was built.
D Ure 1793; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

Farme Castle (information from Miss Robertson, tenant, Farme Castle) is a typical 15th century keep, as described above. Its walls, of dressed masonry, are in a fair state of preservation. It is still in use as a residence, with relatively modern additions in castellated style on the N and E.
Visited by OS (J L D) 31 March 1954.

Farme Castle has been destroyed during the erection of an aluminium works.
OS revision, May 1973.

Foundations noted by A Gordon.
Information contained in letter from A Gordon to J N G Ritchie 26 July 1984.

 
Books and References

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. 1, 313 illust Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

Ure, D (1793) The history of Rutherglen and East Kilbride, Glasgow
Page(s): 109-10 Held at RCAHMS D.11.53.RUT.R

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