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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 666631

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/666631

NJ31SE 4 39716 14879

For (successor) Glenbuchat House (NJ 3971 1480) and related buildings, see NJ31SE 71.00.

(NJ 3971 1487) Glenbucket Castle (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map (1903)

Glenbuchat Castle - Fully described, illustrated and planned by MoPBW.

W D Simpson 1965

Glenbuchat Castle as described and planned by MoW. Name on plaque at castle.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 29 August 1968.

This ruined Z-plan tower is situated on an E-facing shoulder at an altitude of 270m OD. It has square towers at NE and SW, square and circular angle turrets, turnpike stairs in N and re-entrant angles in trompe arches. Built by John Gordon in 1590 (formerly dated over entrance in SW re-entrant); sold 1738 by last Gordon of Glenbuchat (of Jacobite fame) to Duff family.

For restoration by Reginald Blomfield, see Builder 11 September 1886.

(GRC/AAS air and ground photographs: AHS/83/R1/15, EB24-37 and EC1-8).

NMRS, MS/712/43.

This tower-house is in Guardianship care. There is no change to the existing record.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 9 February 1999.

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