Calderwood Castle

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Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 76196
Site Number NS65NE 38
NGR NS 66222 55223
Council SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Parish EAST KILBRIDE (SOUTH LANARKSHIRE)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District EAST KILBRIDE
Former County LANARKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred on NS 66222 55223

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Architectural Notes

NMRS REFERENCE

'Calderwood Castle' the country house was depicted on the OS 2nd Edition map (Lanarkshire, XVII 2, 1939). It has since been demolished. Information from RCAHMS (KD), December 2001.

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Archaeological Notes

NS65NE 38 66222 55223

This large rectangular tower house stood in a bend of the Rotten Calder Water until 1773, when it collapsed into the gorge. It was illustrated by MacGibbon and Ross from a drawing of 1765, now in the Royal Scottish Academy, and known locally because of later additions which survived until the present century.
The heavily overgrown site is littered with rubble and there are signs of structural remains of indeterminate age.
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1892; Strathclyde Regional Council 1991.

 
Books and References

Calderwood Castle (1910) Glasgow & Lanarkshire Illustrated
Page(s): 40 Held at RCAHMS D.11.51.ILL.P

Forsyth, R (1805-8) The beauties of Scotland: containing a clear and full account of the agriculture, commerce. mines and manufactures of the population, cities, towns, villages &c of each county, 5v, 2 sets Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.20.FOR.R

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 iii, 442 Fig.371 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

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