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CastlemilkI have been told there was three Castle's in Glasgow but failed to find any information on them, i know there used to be one were the royal hospital is at the top of high street but can anyone help with the other two ? I am doing this for my teacher it's not a project as such but if i find any information on all three i get extra credits.

Please forgive me if any rules are broken with this post it's my first time on a forum.

See my Castle at Castlemilk Shout.

[This message has been edited by Castlemilk (edited 10-21-2007).]

[This message has been edited by Castlemilk (edited 10-21-2007).]

Aiken DrumYes where the St Mungo's Museum is now, was Glasgow Castle, Castlemilk was another, Auldhouse near Thornliebank was a fortified house, Cathcart,Carmunnock, Lochwood, at Bishop's Loch near Easterhouse, Provanhall is a fortified house, Darnley, Crookston, Pollok House replaced a series of 3-4 castles on or near that site, one of which Haggs is still standing, Cardonald Place was a castle of the hall house type, Cloberhill, Drumry Peel.....there are others which were probable castles or fortified houses, taking the list of sites within the current city boundaries to a total of more than 30.
Here's links with data on some of them;

The confirmed sites; Glasgow, Cloberhill, Drumry Peel, Lochwood, Castlemilk, Carmunnock, Provanhall, Crookston, Partick, Darnley, Cardonald, Auldhouse, Pollok.
Haggs, Bogton (Muirend), Cathcart, Baronial Tower (Gorbals), Cardarroch.
Sites which very probably had castles or fortified houses, Tollcross, Daldowie, Possil, Knightswood, Kenmuir (Carmyle), Jordanhill, Carntynehall, Blawarthill (Yoker), Scotstoun, Aikenhead & Cathkin.

Not far from you, but in Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire, there are/were castles at Rutherglen, Farme (Rutherglen), Polnoon & Castlehill (Eaglesham), Mains & Torrance(EK), Busby Peel, Roughill & Castlehill (both at Centre 1), Moathill (Busby), a motte & bailey at Castlemilk, Kirkhill /Kirkburn motte (Cambuslang), Drumsagard (Cambuslang), Mearns, Gilbertfield (Cambuslang),Corslie(Eastwood), Tower Rais (Barrhead) and lots more!

And some local Trivia...
Castlemilk was originally called Castleton or Cassilton, being the Castle Town of Carmunnock.
The name Castlemilk was brought with them by the Stewarts from Castlemilk in the borders in 1455 when they gained the estate on the forfeiture of the Douglasses.
One probable site of a Douglas stone castle was at Roughill, just south of the Kittoch Water at Centre 1. The castle was probably destroyed in the aftermath of their forfeiture. There were remnants of the stone catle visible late in the 18thc.
If you ever go down Stewartfield Road, up on the left just before the bridge at Centre 1, you can see along the ditch that cut off the hilltop motte site of Castlehill from the higher ground to the north.
The local name Spittal, is an indication that there was a medieval hospital there. There is also a Spittal past Cambuslang on the road to Blantyre.
Leper 'Spittals' were usually dedicated to St Leonard, and so St Leonard's at East Kilbride is the site of a likely Leper Hospital.

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CastlemilkO my god that is great thank you i can't thank you enough, i remember now crookston castle and i had Castlemilk House down as a stately home wow !

I am shocked i didn't even think there was 4 i can go back and tell the class my teacher will be impressed thank you, you all would get on great with my uncle James his web address is in my signiture, he goes out his way to help people find what there looking for, but he is struggling a bit as he has lost the use of his right arm due to nerve damage, he types with his left hand now and it gets tired easy so i came here looking for answers and found them thank you so much.

See my Castle at Castlemilk Shout.

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Aiken DrumYou are welcome.
biggiewho are you castle milk

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