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Old Castle Of Kilwhinan

Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Old Castle Of Kilwhinan

Classification Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Fort Augustus; Kilcumein

Canmore ID 12193

Site Number NH30NE 1

NGR NH 3824 0907

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH30NE 1 3824 0907

(NH 3824 0907) A ruined building with a tower at the west end, surrounded on the west, north and east sides by a wide entrenchment cut into the escarpment is named 'Old Castle of Kilwhinan'. (J Dumaresq and J Bastide 1718) There is a tradition that there was a Cromwellian fort at Kilcumein.

J Dumaresq and J Bastide 1718; O Blundell 1921.

No trace of the 'Old Castle of Kilwhinan' remains.

Visited by OS (N K B) 28 April 1964.


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