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ROCKFIELD CASTLE (FORMERLY LITTLE TARREL CASTLE)LB14099

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/08/1983
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Tarbat
NGR
NH 91054 81951
Coordinates
291054, 881951

Description

Late 16th century incorporating earlier fragments; 2 later

alterations, probably mid 18th century and early 19th century.

Small 2-storey L-plan tower house with single wide bay to each

inner flank of L with round-headed plain chamfered doorway in

SW facing re-entrant. Harled rubble, ashlar dressings. Round

shothole to give cover for entrance, splayed oblong gun

loops elsewhere, including in 1st floor. Re-used 155? datestone

as 1st floor cill, south elevation; slop sink in ground floor,

east elevation. Crowsteps; 1 skewputt with shield in relief

at NW corner; end stacks; slate roof; stone ridge.

Statement of Special Interest

Re-used cill inscribed "ARBR OF LITIL TERREL 155?" The estate

is recorded as having belonged to Alexander Ross and his wife

Elizabeth in 1562.

References

Bibliography

Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND, v, (1970),

pp.165-6.

National Monuments Record of Scotland.

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