Bo'Ness, Kinneil Road, Castle Lyon

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Alternative Names Castleloan; Deanfield
Canmore ID 48129
Site Number NS98SE 1
NGR NS 98730 81201
Former Region CENTRAL
Former District FALKIRK
Former County WEST LOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS98SE 1 9873 8120

(NS 9873 8120) Supposed site of Castle Lyon (NR)
OS 6" map, (1913)

This is said to be the site of Castle Lyon, the dower house of Lady Margaret Lyon, daughter of Lord Glamis, and widow of John, first Marquis of Hamilton. Nothing of it now remains, the furnaces of Kinneil Iron Works occupying the site. The farmer of Upper Kinneil (Mr Rutherford, Upper Kinneil) stated that c. 1805, portions of the Castle Garden Wall, remains of houses and other indications of this castle were extant, but were removed when the iron works was built. It is so long since this castle has been demolished, that it is impossible to ascertain its site with any degree of accuracy.
It is mentioned as "Craglyoune" in 1473.
(This site is shown in the water on Blaeu's map; the iron works occupy an area of reclaimed land).
NSA 1845; Name Book 1856; A Macdonald 1941.

Books and References

Macdonald, A (1941) The place names of West Lothian, Edinburgh
Page(s): 34

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 2, Linlithgow, 129-30 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No. 14, 37 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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