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 Castles of Scotland - Gilbertfield Castle






Location
near Dalton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Description
Gilbertfield Castle is a ruined early 17th century castle located on Dechmont Hill, outside Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The castle is now a ruin - the roof and one wall have collapsed. The corbelling of the north-west turret remains. Gilbertfield Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a category B listed building.

History
The castle was completed in 1607 and was owned by the Hamiltons of Gilbertfield. The castle is an L-plan tower house. The basement level was vaulted, and contained cellars and a kitchen, with a large fireplace and oven. A service stair connected the basement with the hall above. Above the hall were two further floors, each with three rooms; two in the main block, and one in the wing. At the highest level, the garret, two round turrets projected at the south-east and north-west corners. There was no parapet.


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  Bedlay Castle, Lanarkshire
  Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire
  Cadzow Castle, Lanarkshire
  Caprington Castle, Ayrshire
  Craigend Castle, East Dunbartonshire
  Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire
  Dean Castle, Ayrshire
  Douglas Castle, South Lanarkshire
  Johnstone Castle, Renfrewshire
  Loudoun Castle, Ayrshire
  Mugdock Castle, Glasgow
  Newmilns Tower, Ayrshire
  Rowallan Old Castle, Ayrshire
  Stanely Castle, Renfrewshire







Stanely Castle
Gilbertfield Castle

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 Gilbertfield Castle map