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Castle Levan

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Leven, the name of an old ruined castle and also of a modern mansion, the two standing close to one another, in Innerkip parish, Renfrewshire, on the sea-shore 2 miles SW of Kempock Point, in Gourock. The castle comprises two quadrangular towers about 30 feet high, and with very thick walls. Till 1547 it belonged to a branch of the Mortons, but at that date it passed into the hands of the Sempills, and is now the property of the Shaw-Stewarts.

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