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Cowden Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    CASTLETON; FRAGMENT OF CASTLETON HOUSE
  • Canmore ID
    48218
  • Site type
    COUNTRY HOUSE
  • Parish
    MUCKHART (CLACKMANNAN)
  • Council
    PERTHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 98835 99663
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.178827N, 3.631226W
  • Archaeological notes
    NS99NE 1.00 98835 99663 Cowden Castle NS99NE 1.01 99075 99980 East Lodge NN90SE 5 98087 00033 Stable Arch (Name NS 9890 9964) Castleton (NR) (Remains of) OS 6"map, (1948) Castleton is an old house built by Archbishop Lamberton in 1320. It appears to have been a building of some considerable size. All that now remains, in apparently a small part of a turret, or corner of the building. New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845. Castleton occupies the site of a house which was erected about 1320. Scant traces of this ancient building consisting of an arched gateway, and the ruined foundations of a turret are still in existence. All that remains of Castleton is a small portion of the surrounding courtyard wall. The Dollar Magazine 1905; Name Book 1898. NS 9884 9964. The mansion of Castleton is now demolished. Immediately to the south of the site, a wall, containing an archway, runs to an octagonal turret which bears the date '1707' and the letters W.P.M.H. Close to this are the ivy-covered remains of the tower referred to above. This is more probably the remnant of an angle tower of a courtyard wall, rather than that of a building, and the alignment of the wall containing the archway tends to support this. Part of this wall is, however, undoubtedly of a later period than the tower. Visited by OS (J D) 16 June 1953. No change. Visited by OS (R D) 12 July 1967.
  • Architectural notes
    NS99NE 1.00 98835 99663 Cowden Castle NS99NE 1.01 99075 99980 East Lodge NN90SE 5 98087 00033 Stable Arch NMRS REFERENCE: ARCHITECT: Harry Ramsey Taylor - picture gallery. Cowden Castle is recorded as having been demolished in Demolitions catalogue held in NMRS library.

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1312102 (19/7/2012)
    Oblique aerial view of Cowden Castle, looking NNW.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 48218 (21/6/1912)
    Estate Exchange. Blair Drummond Estate. No. 1515 and 1516 Sale Brochure 1912 and 1913. Includes details of Lot I: Blair Drummond Mansion House. Lot II: Fourteen Farms and five cottage holdings. Lot III: Five farms (inc. Ballingrew, Ballinton Farms). Lot IV: Ten farms and Eighty-eight tenancies and fues at Thornhill.

  • 48218 (1910)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 58: MISS PEARSON'S ANNAN ALBUM Photograph album belonging to Miss Pearson with family photographs, concert programmes, newscuttings, sketches and other memorabilia

PRINT ROOM

  • 48218 (1909)
    General view of Japanese garden, Cowden Castle
  • 48218 (1909)
    View of fountain in Japanese garden, Cowden Castle
  • 48218 (1909)
    View of gateway in Japanese garden, Cowden Castle
  • 48218 (1909)
    General view of Japanese garden, Cowden Castle
  • 48218 (1909)
    General view of tomb. Titled 'Archbishop's Tomb, Banff'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO: 62: THE BANFF ALBUM

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 48218 ()
    Copy of historic photograph showing general view of Japanese garden.
  • 48218 ()
    Copy of historic photograph showing general view of Japanese garden.
  • 48218 ()
    Copy of historic photograph showing general view of Japanese garden.
  • 48218 (1909)
    Copy of historic photograph showing Japanese garden.
  • 48218 ()
    Copy of postcard showing general view.
  • 48218 (1975)
    View of entrance arch.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Perthshire, Sheet CXXXIV1861-62
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Fife, Sheet 211854

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 134.041861
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 134.041861