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Castle of Rednock

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1914 / 56°11'29"N

Longitude: -4.2571 / 4°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 260036

OS Northings: 702162

OS Grid: NN600021

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z.FX75

Mapcode Global: WH3MJ.LM1X

Entry Name: Castle of Rednock

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1992

Last Amended: 10 June 2024

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5376

Schedule Class: Cultural

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is the remains of a sixteenth century tower house known as Castle of Rednock, consisting of a stair tower and adjoining walling. The monument is located within Castle Rednock Farm, approximately 140m northwest of the Rednock Burn.

The circular stair tower is abouit 10m in height and is built in random rubble with a string course at second storey level. It has a diameter of 2.8m within walls 0.6-1m thick and would have contained the main stair of the house to first floor level with two rooms above. Externally, the tower has five small square-headed windows on its south face. Internally there are doorways at ground and first floor levels through the north wall. There is a section of walling around 2.4m long projecting from the northwest arc of the tower. This contains a shot hole at ground level and traces of an upper level window. Another stub of walling projects from the north side of the tower. The remains are said to have been part of a house built by Sir John Monteith of Rusky that was never completed.

The scheduled area is circular and measures 12m in diameter. It includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map. 

It excludes all above ground elements of the current wooden fencing, post and wire fencing and top 300mm of the driveway to allow for their maintenance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it is an example, although incomplete, of a sixteenth century residence founded by one of the Scottish nobility. As well as its value as a piece of medieval domestic architecture, it preserves archaeological evidence which through retrieval may provide information about its design, construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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