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Dunachton Lodge

Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Lodge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dunachton Lodge

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Lodge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Dunachton House

Canmore ID 14912

Site Number NH80SW 2

NGR NH 8211 0474

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Alvie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH80SW 2.00 8211 0474.

NH80SW 2.01 NH 8208 0461 Pictish Symbol Stone

(NH 8211 0474) Dunachton Lodge On Remains of Dunachton Castle (NR).

OS 6"map, Inverness, 2nd ed., (1903)

The old castle of Dunachton was burnt down by the MacDonalds of Keppoch (in Lochaber) c. 1689. A small cellar, said to have been a dungeon, still remains. (Name Book 1871)

The castle is first mentioned in a precept in 1380 by Alexander Stuart, the Wolf of Badenoch. (C Fraser-Mackintosh 1866)

Name Book 1871; C Fraser-Mackintosh 1866; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

No further information regarding Dunachton Castle.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 30 November 1966.

Architecture Notes

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Comment on Plans for Dunachton House.

Letter from Lady Glass (to Charles Fraser Mackintosh).

She aproves of the Plans of Dunachton except for the smallness of the Drawing room windows.

1869 GD 128/12/2

Alteration to Plans for Dunachton House.

Letter from John Rhind, Architect, to Charles Fraser MacKintosh.

Lady Glass has complained that the proposed drawing room windows are too small. Mr Rhind enclosed alternative sketches, one of an oriel window and one of 3 light windows. He expects the alteration to the contract plan to cost about 50 [pounds].

1869 GD 128/12/2

Comment on Plans for Estate Buildings.

Letter from Sir R A Glass to Charles Fraser MacKintosh.

He returned the Plan of the stables and Kennels and comments upon the Boat House, the Keeper's House and the Bothy.

1869 GD 128/12/2


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