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Lennox Castle

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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Lennox Castle, a splendid mansion in Campsie parish, Stirlingshire, 7 furlongs WSW of Campsie Glen station, and 1¾ mile W by N of Lennoxtown. Standing on the wooded northern slope of the South Brae (758 feet), it commands an extensive and brilliant view, and itself figures as a striking feature in a gorgeous landscape. It was erected in 1837-41, after designs by David Hamilton of Glasgow, in a bold variety of the grand old Norman style; occupies a site adjoining that of the old mansion of Woodhead; and is the seat of the Hon. Charles Spencer Bateman Hanbury Kincaid-Leunox (b. 1827), M.P. for Herefordshire 1852-57 and for Leominster 1858-65. He married the heiress of Lennox Castle in 1861, and assumed her name; and he holds 7606 acres in the shire, valued at £8924 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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