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Embo House

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

Site Name Embo House

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

Canmore ID 15359

Site Number NH89SW 11

NGR NH 80890 92242

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH89SW 11 80890 92242

(NH 8088 9223) The old castle of Embo, seat of the Gordons of that Ilk gave way in 1767 to the present Embo House which is now used as a farm-house.

J Mackay 1897; D Matheson nd.

No local information about the castle. The present house is in good condition, with its S front of considerable architectural merit. According to the wife of the owner, a preservation order was placed on it in the 1950's.

Visited by OS (A A) 23 March 1971.

(Embo House: Category A listed)

HBD No. 7.


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