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ARDGOWAN CASTLE (Ruin) Ardgowan Castle (Remains of)
Ardgowan Castle (Remains of)
Ardgowan Castle (Remains of)
D. Crawford Esqr
James Crawford Esqr
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Brown
001.15 The remains of this Castle, consist of a square Tower of considerable height and still in a very good state of preservation. It is situated a short distance S.W. [South West] from the present Mansion of Ardgowan, on the edge of a precipice, and commands an extensive view of the surrounding scenery.

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Parish of Innerkip Sheet 1.15.0 T. [Trace] 4

"The house of Ardgowan situated on the western shore, about a mile from
the church. Consists of an old square tower, with several lower modern
additions." Origines Parochiales Scotiea. p. [page] 88
no modern additions on the ground J.C.G

"There is an old tower, the venerable remnant of the ancient Mansion
house of Ardgowan; also, a very old and venerable looking bridge lying across the
Dunrod Burn, a Stream flowing down to Innerkip. These are both curious relics
and well worthy of preservation." New Statistical Account. page 526.

"Near the house (Ardgowan) there is an ancient square tower, probably
a portion of the Castle of Innerkip, which was held by the English in the times of
Robert Bruce." Full. [Fullerton's] Gazetteer.

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