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posted 11-09-2004 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KayeSloan   Click Here to Email KayeSloan     Edit/Delete Message
I am seeking photos and information about Kilmahew Castle ruins. I am a descendant of the Kilmahew Napier Clan. Thank you for any help you can give.

Kaye Sloan

posted 11-13-2004 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
I should thing that if the others have not answered this before me, is because like me they can't find a castle with that name.
Keep lookin'

posted 11-13-2004 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Just checked on the name.
I can find no reference to the name in the data base at present.
And that was a world wide check!

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posted 11-14-2004 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marko   Click Here to Email Marko     Edit/Delete Message
A simple search through Google brought up this one:
Napierski Homepage
It's in German and the picture is about 2/3 down.

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posted 11-14-2004 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Cheers Marko,
must admit I looked for the name in a names data-base, where there was no mention. Have since looked in my Scottish castles books, where again there is no mention.
But the picture shown shows a decent ruin, so that is strange. Will have too have another look through the books.

posted 11-14-2004 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
The Castles of Scotland (2nd edition) of Martin Coventtry says this:

About 1 mile north of Cardross, on minor roads north of the A813, 0.5 miles east of Kirkton, north west of Kilmahew House.

Kilmahew Castle consists of a ruined 15th-centruy keep of five storeys and formerly a garret. It had a corbelled-out parapet, and therer has been a machiolated projection above the entrance. The castle was remodelled as a Gothic mansion, but was never completed.

The basement does not appear to have been vaulted, but it contained the kitchen. The hall was on the first floor.

Kilmahew was a property of the Napier family from the late 13th century intil 1820. The property was sold to James Burn in 1859, who built a new mansion nearby.


posted 11-14-2004 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KayeSloan   Click Here to Email KayeSloan     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks to all who have replied to my inquiry about Kilmahew Castle. I appreciate the information. I too had seen the photograph on the German Napierski page, but that's all I've been able to find thus far.


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