Listed Building

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FAIRBURN TOWERLB14030

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urray
NGR
NH 46952 52356
Coordinates
246952, 852356

Description

Late 16th/early 17th century, square tower; 4 storeys and

attic; harl pointed rubble; roofless. Later 17th century

stair tower added to front elevation masking original 1st

floor entrance, with simple off-centre doorway in plain

moulded surround. Gun-loops in ground floor; remains of

corbelled bartizans at NE and SW angles; crowstepped gables;

corniced apex stack to stair tower.

Single storey, small kitchen extension (also roofless) with

remains of large fireplace, added to west elevation. Blocked

oven (or aumbry) within fireplace

Statement of Special Interest

Commanding position on flat hilltop overlooking Strathconon and

the Orri valley. A former stronghold of the Mackenzies.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND, iii, (1889) pp.462-5. Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED

HOUSE IN SCOTLAND v, (1970) pp.156-7.

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