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Glasclune Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6073 / 56°36'26"N

Longitude: -3.38 / 3°22'48"W

OS Eastings: 315383

OS Northings: 747009

OS Grid: NO153470

Mapcode National: GBR V7.KQQX

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.16Q3

Entry Name: Glasclune Castle

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5104

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Kinloch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of the remains of a seventeenth century fortified house.

The residence is situated on a level area above the steep valley of the Glasclune burn. The building is Z-plan in form. There are substantial upstanding remains in the N and S wings although the intervening main block can only be traced by its foundations. The structure's external measurements are approximately 28m N-S by 15m E-W (length of the S wing). The crow-stepped gable in the E wall of the S wing stands to a height of 7.5m. There is a fragmentary corbelled turret in the SE angle. The main entrance and newel staircase were in the SW return angle of the building. The North wing contained a round tower which appears to have been vaulted. About two thirds of the structure have collapsed. Another newel staircase was tucked in directly W of the tower. There are vestiges of a substantial courtyard extending to the West of the castle. There may also be associated earthworks to the S.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures a maximum of 70m WNW-ESE by 50m NNE-SSW to include the castle and associated earthworks, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it contains evidence accessible to professional excavation which may yield information relating to the development of defensive and domestic architecture, land use and material culture in late medieval Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO14NE 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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