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Balloch Castle,earthwork,Loch Lomond Park

A Scheduled Monument in Lomond, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 56.0091 / 56°0'32"N

Longitude: -4.5872 / 4°35'13"W

OS Eastings: 238794

OS Northings: 682598

OS Grid: NS387825

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.TFF9

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.H7V5

Entry Name: Balloch Castle,earthwork,Loch Lomond Park

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1973

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3385

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Lomond

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


Hector H Orrock (architect), A Handyside Ritchie, (sculptor), 1861. Square-plan, Decorated Gothic spire monument to John Leyden. Stepped base sourmounted by two stages of short clustered columns with foliate capitals, surrounding inscribed plaques at lower stage and supporting open arrangement of trefoil-headed arches set under crocketed gablets; draped urn to interior. Sculpted figures and animals at corners. Banded and crocketed pinnacle above. Swinton sandstone; columns of polished red Aberdeen granite. Plaques on lower stage and between stages commemorate Leyden and his descendant John Lamb Leyden and contain Biblical quotations and extracts from Leyden's work. Monument enclosed by decorative iron railings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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