Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Port Glasgow
NS 32813 74520
232813, 674520

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.


3 sides of courtyard: S.E. part original keep, late 15th

cent., remodelled c.1597-9; S.W. part gatehouse, probably

early 16th cent. with vaulted entrance passage; N. part

mansion (2-storey and vaulted basement) dated 1597 and

1599 uniting the two detached portions; symmetrical river

front, angle turrets. Renaissance details. Scale and

platt stair to 1st floor. Fragments of painted ceiling.

Circular doocot with stone spired roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument



C. & D. Arch. v. 11 pp. 49 & 425

O.S.A. v. 5 p.552

N.S.A. v. 7 P. 64

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

Newark Castle

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Related Designations

  1. Newark Castle, Port GlasgowSM90230

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument

About Listed Buildings

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