Armorial Stone in Montgomery Street, Eaglesham. May have been re-located from Polnoon Castle.

This evening, I am focusing on the remains of Polnoon Castle which extend to is little more than a heap of rubble in a field in Eaglesham, south of Glasgow in West Scotland. In common with many castles, abbeys and similar structures which became redundant in the 16th century and later, Polnoon Castle was used as a local quarry with the worked stones taken away and used in the construction of other buildings in the locality. As evidence of this ‘quarrying’ there is incorporated in the facade of a building (above) in Eaglesham an armorial stone which likely came from the castle.

A summary of the history of Polnoon Castle is as follows:

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