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Ardkinglas Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    ARDKINGLAS HOUSE POLICIES
  • Canmore ID
    23628
  • Site type
    CASTLE, WELL
  • Parish
    LOCHGOILHEAD AND KILMORICH
  • Council
    ARGYLL
  • NGR
    NN 1777 1055
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.252403N, 4.943055W
  • Archeological notes
    NN11SE 2 1777 1055 and 1778 1055 For list of related sites see NN11SE 21 Ardkinglas House. Destroyed 1769. (Undated) information in NMRS. Ardkinglas House (NN 1752 1038) is of recent construction, having been built shortly after Ardkinglas Castle was burnt down (Name Book 1870). The New Statistical Account [NSA] (1845) describes Ardkinglas Castle as "composed of three separate towers, each fronting an area within. The space between the towers is defended by a strong wall 15' high; the gate in the wall is defended by small round turrets in flank, with shotholes. The gate is also defended by a small tower immediately above it. Around the area, and within the walls, are smaller buildings for servants, stores, etc. The castle is built in a low, and not strongly defensive, position. It is not known when it was built, but there is evidence of it having been repaired in 1586. It was burnt down a few years ago, as workmen were finishing extensive repairs." NSA (written by J M'Dougal) 1845; Name Book 1870. Ardkinglas House: Built 1906-8 for Sir Andrew Noble, who acquired the estate in 1905. On the site of medieval Ardkinglas Castle (stronghold of the Campbells of Ardkinglas) which was destroyed in 1769. HBD No. 11 [undated] NN 1778 1055. A massive well 4.0m square within a wall c. 3.0m thick and 4.0m deep, situated on a stony moraine with what appears to be the remains of a wall alongside to the E, may indicate the site of the castle. Apart from some hummocky ground in the vicinity, there are no other remains. Well surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (D W R) 7 March 1973.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1140042 (31/10/2008)
    General oblique aerial view of the village, taken from the SW.
  • 1140041 (31/10/2008)
    General oblique aerial view of the village, taken from the SW.
  • 1140040 (31/10/2008)
    General oblique aerial view of the village, taken from the SW.

PRINT ROOM

  • 23628 (1931)
    Plans of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - ground floor and first floor
  • 23628 (1931)
    Photoghraph of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - the Salon
  • 23628 (1931)
    Photoghraph of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - the Loggia in the North Front overlooking Loch Fyne
  • 23628 (1931)
    Photoghraph of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - the Sout-West side
  • 23628 (1931)
    Photoghraph of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - from the West
  • 23628 (1931)
    Photoghraph of - Ardkinglas, Argyll - from the South, 1906-8
  • 23628 (1812)
    View of Ardkinglas House
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.
  • 23628 (1905)
    Photograph showing ceremonial laying of foundation stone with figures including Sir Andrew and Lady Noble and Robert Lorimer, 1905. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.185:Lorimer's Office Album.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 23628 (1990)
  • 23628 (1990)
  • 23628 (1990)
  • 23628 (1990)
  • 23628 (1990)
  • 23628 (1990)

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Argyllshire, Sheet CXXXIV1870

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Argyll and Bute, Sheet 134.011870