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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 699429

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS17SE 1 1522 7100.

(Name: NS 1522 7098) Castle (NR) (Ruin)

OS 6" map (1900)

Although a great proportion of it was standing c.1835, by 1864, only a small portion of one of the angles remained of Knockamillie Castle, which stands on the high ground straight up from the pier at Innellan. Nothing can be made out as to its size or strength, which, however, has had a courtyard of considerable extent, and must have played part in the fighting and skirmishes here in the 16th and 17th centuries.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1892; Name Book 1864

The remains of this castle consist of a portion of the S wall, with an open stairway, 6.0m long and 1.0m thick. A levelled area approximately 16.0m square outlined by earth-and-stone scarping lies to the N and W of the walling, while on the S is a curving scarp which ends at a modern wall.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (IA) 5 March 1973

The remains of Knockamillie Castle (name not verified) are as described in the report above.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 6 December 1976

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