Probably 15th century, remodelled in late 16th or early 17th
century, extensively restored, 1890, Alexander Ross,
Tall square castle, 2-storeys over vaulted undercroft. Rubble
with tooled ashlar dressings. Raised ground floor entrance in
south wall approached by (1890) forestair; over door a small
carved stone plaque with cable moulded border, carved stag
pursued by hound, with fish below. Corbelled wallhead with
corbelled bartizan turrets at SE and SW, and with
box-machiolation (of 15th century date but re-built in 1890
restoration) above doorway; restored gun loops. Some enlarged
Interior; large fireplace in north wall of 1st floor hall
with carved stone plaque above lintel depicting figure of
kneeling woman holding disk or bowl in right hand and flask
under left arm, with beehive shaped object (pitcher?) in top
left corner. Newel stair of 17th century date leads to 2nd
and further stair to wallhead.
Statement of Special Interest
Probably built in 15th century by one of the MacLeans of
Duart. Captured in 1644 by detachment of 400 men from
Royalist army led by Alasdair MacDonald, who supported
Montrose. Purchased in 1730 by Sir Alexander Murray of
Stanhope, but not used as dwelling.
Badly cracked and in very poor condition when purchased with
Ardtornish estate by T V Smith, and restored in 1890.
Commanding position on rocky ridge above Loch Aline.
MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE
OF SCOTLAND, iii (1989) pp. 167-9.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of
Scotland, ARGYLL, iii (1980), pp. 2-5-8. Philip Gaskell,
MORVERN TRANSFORMED (1968, 2nd ed. 1980) p.167.
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