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DALCROSS CASTLE AND GARDEN WALLLB1713

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Croy And Dalcross
NGR
NH 77860 48289
Coordinates
277860, 848289

Description

Possibly of 2 builds, late 16th and circa 1620 with

subsequent additions; restoration probably W L Carruthers,

1896. Tall L-plan castle with further later gabled lower

2-storey wing at N gable. All red rubble with tooled and

polished ashlar dressings. Doorway in re-entrant angle with

filletted roll to moulded door jambs, stepped hoodmould

with 1720 coat of arms and small vent above. Entrance well

defended by various flanking gun loops and slits.

Regular 3-bay W garden front to castle with some 1896

fenestration. 3 late 19th century pedimented dormers dated

1620, 1703 and 1896. Irregular fenestration to W front of

wing, including 4-light dining room window. Off centre rear

door to wing with 1703 dated lintel.

Catslide dormers; multi-pane glazing; angle bartizans; coped

end and wallhead stacks; crowsteps slate roofs. Further

single storey and attic service N block linked to north wing

by coped rubble wall screening service court.

Interior: barrel vaulted raised basement; 17th century yett to

main doorway, also closed by drawbar housed in original hole.

Stone wheel stair lit by diminutive lights. 1st floor hall

takes up all of W facing castle block with ashlar chimney

piece with moulded surround, coat of arms and motto "Je

Trouve Bien", tiled surround to grate.

Bedrooms divided out of large 2nd floor area with corridor

along E wall. Garden wall; gardens surrounded by coped red

rubble wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Said to have been built by Simon, Lord Lovat in 1621, though

this may refer to substantial addition to an earlier tower

house, forming present unusual L-plan building. Passed to

McIntosh's whose coat of arms dated 1720 is set above main

entrance. Restored 1896; single 1st floor plan survives from

that date (NMR).

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND, ii (1887) pp. 179-82.

National Monuments Record of Scotland.

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