Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

KISIMUL CASTLELB5901

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish
Barra
NGR
NL 66519 97944
Coordinates
66519, 797944

Description

Restored tower house on small islet with curtain wall skirting shoreline. Essentially early-mid 15th century. Additions and

alterations late 15th-17th century including raising of tower

house parapet and of curtain, courtyard buildings at south

west built, first record courtyard buildings at north and east

curtain altered/raised. Abandoned probably mid 18th century,

restored 1938-70 by R.L. MacNeil of Barra (himself an

architect). All rubble-built. Tower house almost square-plan

with splayed low plinth and crenellated high parapet;

curtain parapet similarly treated: original entrance beside

tower house blocked, present entrance at west.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled 17 January 2001. Scheduling excludes all clearly identifiable 20th Century fabrics.

References

Bibliography

J.G. Dunbar in GLASGOW ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol V,

1978. pp.25-43. (includes comprehensive bibliography)

RCAHM INVENTORY, 1928. no. 439.

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

Kisimul Castle

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kisimul-castle

Find out more

Related Designations

  1. Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, BarraSM90347

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Designated

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to KISIMUL CASTLE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 14/11/2018 07:24