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TULLOCH CASTLE AND ARCHED TUNNEL ENTRANCELB24518

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Burgh
Dingwall
NGR
NH 54724 60311
Coordinates
254724, 860311

Description

16th century square tower with later alterations and extensions

varying from 17th to early 20th century to north and east.

Extensions, restoration and improvements, A Maitland and Sons,

1891; further alterations, Sir Robert Lorimer, 1920-22.

Harled tower, rubble eslewhere, ashlar dressings throughout.

Tower at SW with heavy boulder footings, chamfered SW angle to

1st floor, gun loops, later Venetian window in 1st floor,

west elevation. 2 enlarged and symmetrical windows each floor

in south tower elevation; original small windows in drum stair

tower at NW; later corbelled and crenellated parapets to tower

and stair tower. 1891 3-storey, 3-bay wing extends east flush

with tower (with earlier extension forming core) with large

2-storey canted bay window; raised from 2 to 3 storeys by Sir

Robert Lorimer, the 3 upper windows rising through wallhead in

ornately carved pedimented gables, the centre dated 1920;

similarly carved head in east crowstepped gable-head. Wing

extends 3 storeys, 5 bays at east elevation with 5 pedimented

gabled dormers rising through wallhead similarly detailed as

in south front. Venetian window in SE gable. Square projecting

heavy corbelled and parapetted porch masking corniced and

moulded lugged architraved doorpiece with heavily panelled

and studded Lorimer door. Large round headed, hoodmoulded and crenellated archway leads to service wings at rear. Multi and

2-pane glazing; corniced ridge and end stacks; crowsteps; slate

roof.

Interior: vaulted basement; remodelled 1st floor hall with

original great fireplace; ornamental plaster ceiling (1920-22).

Later 19th century pine panelling and wide balustraded stair

case. Arched tunnel entrance; segmental headed tunnel entrance

carrying path linking east and west parts of garden.

Statement of Special Interest

Tulloch was a barony of the Bains until 1760, when it passed

to the Davidsons. Now used by Highland Region Education

Authority.

References

Bibliography

Sir George Steuart Mackenzie A GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE

OF THE COUNTIES OF ROSS & CROMARTY (1810) p68.

INVERNESS COURIER March 3, 1891. Advertisement for tenders.

N Tranter THE FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND vi, (1970) pp165-6.

Peter Savage, LORIMER AND THE EDINBURGH CRAFT DESIGNERS (1980)

pp129, 177. Ian R M Mowat, EASTER ROSS 1750-1850, THE DOUBLE

FRONTIER (1981) p90 1st (1870) 2nd (1906) editions OS.

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