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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 726172

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NX36NE 1 37910 69027

(NX 3791 6902) Castle Stewart (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The remains of a probably 17th century castle situated on a non-defensive site and built on the courtyard plan with, at the NW angle, a square keep with rounded corners built of rough blocks of granite and greywacke. Its roof has been saddle-backed with gables at east and west ends. The parapet wall and west gable are ruinous and the whole building is threatened by ivy. The keep appears to have been built independently with no access to the buildings on the south and east which are now fragmentary rising to a maximum height of only 3'. Although the castle is said to have been built by Col Wm Stewart in the 17th century its plan and general character are suggestive of an earlier period.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911.

The remains of this castle and its associated buildings are as described by the previous authority. The name Castle Stewart was confirmed by the present owner.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 June 1976.

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