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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 567231

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/567231

Coroghon

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 http://www.rias.org.uk

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