Gourock Castle

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Above the village of Gourock (now a sizeable town), stood a castle of the same name, the principal messuage of the barony of Finnart Stewart, which, in the reign of James II., by the forfeiture of the Earl of Douglas, came to Stewart of Castlemilk.

Gourock Castle, the seat of the barony of Finnart-Stewart, stood above the town of Gourock; it was pulled down about 1747. In 1856, the site was pointed out by Major Darroch (proprietor) , who stated that a few stones, visible near the edge of the Gourock Burn, formed part of the original foundations. In the reign of James II (1437-60) it was forfeited by the Earl of Douglas and passed to the Stewarts of Castlemilk.

No trace of the castle building remains. The site is marked by a small, flat-topped mound.



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