Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 48603 59325
248603, 859325


Circa 1600 with additions dated 1616. 5-storey tower house,

red rubble with ashlar dressings. Originally L-plan with re-

entrant angle at SW; this plan modified in 1616 by infilling

most of re-entrant angle with symmetrically fenestrated

frontage, ground floor entrance with moulded doorpiece and

large worn armorial panel above, leading to wide scale and

platt staircase to 1st floor hall, newels to additional upper

floor accommodation and 2 decorative gabled wallheads.

wallhead dormers at both north and south.

Splayed gunloops; angle bartizans with decorative corbelled

bases and conical roogs at NW, NE and SW corners; corbelled

wallwalk dating from earliest period at portions of east,

west and south wallheads with angle bartizans; crowstepped

gables to parallel east-west roofs with corniced stacks and

slate roofs. Later 19th century extensive 2-storey wing to

rear in Scots Baronial style.

Interior; 1st floor room on south front with mid-18th century

panelling. Hall now with early 19th century details.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Sir Roderick Mackenzie of coigach, (Tutor of





SCOTLAND iii (1889) pp.625-8. Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED

HOUSE IN SCOTLAND v, (1970) pp.160-2.

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