Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Castle of Rednock

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5376

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: tower

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of the roofless ruin of a sixteenth century tower known as Castle of Rednock.

The circular tower (c.10m high) is thought to have been part of a house built by Sir John Monteith of Rusky but the building was never completed. The remaining structure has a diameter of 2.8m inside walls 0.6-1m thick. It has had a main stair to first floor level and two upper floors. The rooms within were approximately square. The tower has five small square-headed windows on its S face and a square-headed entrance in the N wall. Above the doorway is a large rectangular window. There is a portion of walling (2.4m long) containing traces of an upper level window adjoining the NW section of the tower. Another fragmentary piece of wall springs from the N portion. The masonry is lime mortared rough coursed random rubble. There is one string course at second storey level and several coping stones remain in place.

The area to be scheduled is circular measuring a maximum of 12m in diameter to be centred on the tower, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

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



RCAHMS records the monument as NN60SW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.