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REDCASTLELB7975

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 25/03/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Parish: Killearnan

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NH 58386 49508
  • Coordinates: 258386, 849508

Description

Dated 1641, incorporating earlier work, rubble with ashlar

flush quoins and chamfered margins, 3-storey, approximate

L-plan with higher square-plan stair-tower in re-entrant

angle and smaller stairtower with canted south-west angle

corbelled to square at third floor at south-east angle

of main block. Circular bartizans at south angles of

jamb and square caphouse at north-west angle, borne on 2

rows of individual moulded corbels divided by a continuous

quirked edge-roll; parapet of principal stair tower borne or

corbels of similar profile. Alterations and additions, William

Burn, 1840 3-storey block infilling re-entrant angle of south

jamb and main stair tower, plain 2-storey addition with

crowstepped gables at north; single storey arcaded loggia

(now demolished) across south front; reconstruction of upper

parts of bartizans; addition of circular bartizan at north

-east angle; general enlargement of windows; remodelling of

wallhead, defined by a bold continuous roll moulding. Stone

barrel vaults at ground floor. Roofless.

Statement of Special Interest

Built on site of Castle of Edradour believed to have been

built by David, brother of William the Lion, in 1179. It

passed into the possession of the Mackenzies by the early

17th century. Rory Mackenzie succeeded to Redcastle in 1629

and his own new strong house of Redcastle was sacked by The

Covenanters in 1649. (Scottish Historical Society, WARDLAW

MS, 341; Duncan Warrand, SOME MACKENZIE PEDIGREES, 72) In 1790

Redcastle was sold by the Mackenzies to Grant of Shewghie

and was sold again in 1824 to Sir William after his death to

Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie of Dochfour who commissioned the

Burn remodelling. (Joseph Mitchell, REMINISCENCES OF MY LIFE

IN THE HIGHLANDS, i, 251).

References

Bibliography

David MacGibbon and Thomas Ross THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND; iii, 623-5; Nigel Tranter, THE

FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND, v, 112-3; Howard Colvin,

A DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, 165; INVERNESS COURIER,

March 4, 1840; National Monuments Record for Scotland Record

Sheet.

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