Clan Crawford Places & People

Clan Crawford People

Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill

The seemingly impenetrable Dumbarton Castle remained in the hands of the supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots longer than any other castle save Edinburgh. It was only when Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill commanded a spectacular and risky assault that the castle was taken.

Clan Crawford Places

Craufurdland castle

Craufurdland Castle in Ayrshire is one of the oldest castles in the region, dating from 1245.

The current owner is Simon Craufurd so is still in Crauford (Crawford) hands. The castle has rich associations to many of the leading figures of Scottish history, wonderful stories of a tunnel which thwarted the attacking English, and a tale of helping King James I fight off a gang of bandits.

The following is a list of castles and lands associated with Clan Crawford, either historically or currently:


  • Fedderate Castle (ruins)
  • Cloverhill Estate (occupied)


  • Loudon Castle (ruins)
  • Craufurdland Castle (Ardoch, occupied, hotel)
  • Beanscroft (occupied)
  • Birkhead
  • Giffordland (occupied)
  • Kilbirnie House (Place Castle, ruins)
  • Portencross Castle (ruins)
  • Ardrossan Castle (ruins)
  • Ardmillan Castle (removed in 1990 after 1983 fire)
  • Baidland (near Dalry)
  • Drongan Castle (ruins, Drongan Mains Farm)
  • Drumsuie Castle (ruins, Wee Drumsuie Farm)
  • Kerse Castle (removed, Kersepark)
  • Crosbie House (occupied)
  • Auldmuir
  • Ardneil (occupied)
  • Thirdpart
  • Liffnorris House (Dumfries House, occupied)
  • Terringzean Castle (ruins)
  • Cartsburn House (in Greenock proper)
  • Dalleagles Farm (near New Cumnock, occupied)
  • Camlarg (now Dalmellington, occupied)
  • Crawfordton (Dalmagregan Branch, probably related to the Crawfords of Thorn, Closeburn, and Drongan)
  • Restalrig Estate (redeveloped)


  • Possil Estate (redeveloped)
  • Auchenairn Estate (redeveloped)
  • Lanarkshire
  • Crawford Castle (ruins)
  • Crawfordjohn (town, Boghouse Castle built from materials from Crawfordjohn Castle by James Hamilton of Finart)


  • Elcho Farm (occupied by Elcho Castle)
  • Powmill (occupied)


  • Drumry Estate (redeveloped)
  • Jordanhill House (removed, occupied by School)
  • Auchenames House (occupied)
  • Thirdpart Hall
  • Farme Castle (redeveloped)
  • Castlemilk Castle (redeveloped)


  • Haining Castle (Almond Castle, unoccupied)
  • Painting (east wing) – Photo (no east wing)


  • Crawfordsburn (town)

Places of Interest for Clan Crawford

  • Crawford Castle on Old Barony of Crawford
  • Crawfordjohn Parish
  • Drongan
  • Liffnorris estate and Terringzean Castle
  • Dalleagles Farm
  • Place (Palace) Castle, Kilbirnie Kirk
  • Drumry and Jordanhill
  • Dunbarton Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loudon Castle (Ruins)
  • Craufurdland Castle
  • Giffordland and Birkhead
  • traditional Crosbie Towers
  • Camlarg in Dalmellington
  • Ardmillan Castle (Baidland)
  • Crosshouse (actual Crosbie or Corsbie) and Ellerslie
  • Dunfermline Abby
  • Elcho Farm (now Elcho Castle)
  • Auchenames Estate
  • Strathaven
  • Crawfordton
  • Crawfordston
  • Greenock Estates (Cartsburn) of Kilbirnie Branch
  • Fedderat Castle in Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire, not shown)
  • Portencross Castle (West Kilbride, not shown) of Auchenames Cadet
  • Ardrossan Castle (West Kilbride, not shown) of Auchenames Cadet
  • Cloverhill Estate
  • Easter Seaton Estate

Important Battles for Clan Crawford

  • Battle of Largs
  • Battle of Stirling Bridge (Cambuskenneth), Wallace Monument
  • Battle of Falkirk
  • Battle of Bannockburn