List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
TOWER (In Ruins) Badinheath Tower
Badinheath Tower
Badinheath Tower
Badinheath Tower
Badinheath Tower
New Statistical Account
Origines Par: [Parochiales] Scotiae
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Johnston's Co [County] Map
J. Duncan Esqr. Pr. [Proprietor]
025 "In the northern side of the Parish there is an Ancient square tower, known by the name of the tower of Banheath. This was in ancient times a stronghold of the Boyds."
New Statistical Account.
"An ancient quadrangular Tower, once a strength of the Boyds, Earls of Kilmarnock, exists in a nearly entire but ruinous condition."
Fullarton's Gazetteer.
"There were Ancient Castles at (Barhead (Badenheath) where the Arms of Boyd are said to be still visible on a remaining tower."
Origines Par. [Parochiales] Scotiae.
Badenheath Tower, of which Bonheath & Banheath are contractions or corruptions, is almost entire in the south-east & north-east walls, these being but a little shattered at the tops. The south-west wall is

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Co. [County] Dumbarton -- Kirkintilloch Parish

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Clearly spelt Badinheath in spellings column, but in description and on the following pages looks more like Badenheath.

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