NS2883 : Ardencaple Tower

taken 7 years ago, near to Rhu, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Ardencaple Tower
Ardencaple Tower
For further details, click on the end-note title. For other contributors' pictures, see NS2883 : Ardencaple Tower, Helensburgh and NS2883 : Plaque on Ardencaple Tower, Helensburgh.

For context, and for a discussion of how the geology of the area influenced the choice of this site as the location of a castle, see NS2883 : Retaining wall below Ardencaple Tower. See also NS2882 : Castle Avenue, Helensburgh for further context.

Apart from this one tower, what remained of Ardencaple Castle was demolished c.1957 to make way for housing (this being Helensburgh, the housing was intended mainly for naval personnel). The tower is located near the junction of Frazer Avenue and West King Street.
Ardencaple Tower
Ardencaple Castle used to stand here (see LinkExternal link at Canmore for more information), but it was demolished c.1957 to make way for housing. All that remains of the building is Ardencaple Tower. Fire damaged the north-western section of the castle in about 1830, and Lord John Campbell (the future 7th Duke of Argyll) took the opportunity to make considerable additions, including this square tower, which, as a result, also came to be known as the Argyll Tower. The structure, which is situated above a precipice, presently bears two green navigation lights.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
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Ruin (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2821 8301 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.5490N 4:45.4208W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2821 8298
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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