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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 674405

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NM70SE 1.00 77168 01635

NM70SE 1.01 NM 7721 0163 Tennis Court

1.02 NM 77260 01595 Castellated Cottage

1.03 NM 77650 01510 Gate Lodge

1.04 NM 77250 01585 Gardener's Cottage

1.05 Centred NM 774 017 Craignish Castle Policies, General

1.06 NM 77395 01582 Proposed House on site of Episcopal Chapel

(NM 7717 0164) Craignish Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

Craignish Castle was originally a simple 16th century keep, 41'9" x 33'6", with walls 7'6" thick, which has been much altered and forms part of a modern mansion, standing on a detached rock. The ground floor of the keep is vaulted, and there is a dungeon below, cut out of rock.

The mansion, recently restored (SDD 1960-) is 3 storeys high, with harled walls; an addition to the N, originally a long wing, now reduced, was made c. 1835. The SDD (1960-) note a rubble rampart to E.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; SDD 1960-

Now completely harled, Craignish Castle (name confirmed) exhibits little of architectural interest.

There is no trace of the rubble rampart.

Visited by OS (JP) 14 October 1971.

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