Listed Building

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MUCKRACH CASTLELB249

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Duthil And Rothiemurchus
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NH 98589 25051
Coordinates
298589, 825051

Description

Dated 1598, restored circa 1978. Square 3-storey and attic

tower house with stair drum tower at NW corbelled out to

square at upper 2 storeys; corbelled turret at opposite

angle. Harled, ashlar dressings. Further single storey

circular rubble tower at S linked to main building by short

length of former barmkin wall.

Doorway in SW re-entrant angle with dated and inscribed

plaque above. Stairs to 2nd and 3rd floors in additional

turret in re-entrant angle supported at 2nd floor

level by squinch-arch; conical slate roof and finial.

1 large window (probably later enlargement) lights 1st

floor hall in S elevation; remaining windows small,

sometimes diminutive; wallhead gabled dormer at E; mainly

4- or 12-pane glazing now in windows. Slit vents to SE

bartizan, basement and detached tower at S.

End stacks; local slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Internal restoration continues, 1985. Commanding site on

hillside overlooking Dulnain valley. Built by Patrick,

second son of John Grant of Freuchie (Castle Grant) and

original seat of Grants of Rothiemurchus. Plaque dated

1598, initialled PG and IG with inscription 'In God is al

my Trest'.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND ii (1887), pp. 77-9. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT

-xiv (1841) p. 437. Nigel Tranter, THE QUEEN'S SCOTLAND;

THE NORTH-EAST (1974), p. 109.

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