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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 567231

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online



Area comprising the farm and laird's house at the east end of the island.

An Coroghon, probably 17th century Remains of a tower on a flat-topped stack, a place of refuge later used as a prison. It was described by Pennant in 1772 as '... a lofty slender rock, that juts into the sea: on one side is a little tower, at a vast height above us, accessible by a narrow and horrible path: it seems so small as scarce to be able to contain half a dozen people'. A lintelled entrance survives in the mortared wall.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

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