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- Category: A
- Date Added: 25/03/1971
- Date Removed: 16/12/2015
- Local Authority: Highland
- Planning Authority: Highland
- Parish: Resolis
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NH 63200 63813
- Coordinates: 263200, 863813
Later 16th century. Tall, rectangular 4 storey tower on
cliff edge above shore; rubble, ashlar dressings; ruinous
west portion. Centre door south elevation with centre door
(or window) 1st floor and similar window openings centre 2nd
and 3rd floor. Similar openings north elevation but each
paired with second window to west. Later inserted door north
west with moulded architrave and gun loops. Blank east
elevation except doorway to complete corbelled wall walk
across gable, with semi-circular turret base at wallhead
height SE and SW corners. Enriched corbelling decorated with
dogtooth and cable moulding.
Internal floors barrel vaulted; roof has pack saddle vault.
Guard robe chute with vents 1st and second floor NE corner.
Very large internal flue taking up east gable. Water duct in
NE corner, ground floor. Remains of wheel stair SW corner.
Various gun loops and mural chambers. Remains of barmkin
walls at east and north, both with further gun loops.
Statement of Special Interest
MacGibbon and Rose CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF
SCOTLAND, (1889) iii, p.465-6.
THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1795) p.98 N Tranter THE
FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND (1970) v, p152-4.
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