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BALLONE CASTLELB14104

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Tarbat
NGR
NH 92881 83728
Coordinates
292881, 883728

Description

Mid/later 16th century, Z-plan castle with square tower to

SW and circular drum-tower to NE. 4 storeys; roofless; rubble,

ashlar dressings; some vestiges of harling remain. Round-headed,

simply chamfered entrance in ground floor within re-entrant.

Depressed corbelled bartizans at SW and SE angles; corbelled

stair turrets in NW and NE angles. 4-bay single storey vaulted

wing projects south from NE drum-tower. Rectangular splayed

gun-loops and small round shot-holes; small round-headed

inlet for fresh water to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Said to have been built by Earls of Ross

and later occupied by Mackenzies of Ardloch-Assynt until

mid/later 17th century, after which remained unoccupied.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1887), pp.248-51. GROOME'S ORDNANCE GAZETTEER

OF SCOTLAND, i, (1882), p.118. Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED

HOUSE IN SCOTLAND, v, (1970), pp.147-8. W Douglas Simpson,

NOTES ON FIVE DONSIDE CASTLES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF

ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND, LV, (1920-21), p.144.

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