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Carnbane Castle

Castle (Medieval), Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Carnbane Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Glen Lyon

Canmore ID 24516

Site Number NN64NE 1

NGR NN 67710 47887

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fortingall
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN64NE 1 67710 47887

(NN 6770 4788) Carnbane Castle (NR) (Ruins of)

OS 6" map (1900)

The castle occupies a spur of an escarpment ditched to the N and may be the site of an earlier motte. The present building is fragmentary and appears to be of hall-house type, probably of 16th century date, so placed on the spur as to block the entry to a small court to the S around which can be seen foundations of walling. A staircase tower has apparently been added at the SW corner of the house.

H B Millar and J Kirkhope 1965

The remains, which survive to a height of about 15', are as described. The name is still in use. There are no certain indications that a motte formerly existed at this site.

Visited by OS (RD) 25 September 1969

No change from previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JB) 19 September 1975

Scheduled as Carnbane Castle, Glen Lyon.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 21 December 2000.


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