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Grandtully Castle

Tower House (16th Century)

Site Name Grandtully Castle

Classification Tower House (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Grantully Castle

Canmore ID 25692

Site Number NN85SE 14

NGR NN 89117 51342

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/25692

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN85SE 14.00 89117 51342

NN85SE 14.01 NN c. 890 515 dovecot

NN85SE 14.02 NN 89446 51706 Curling Hut

(NN 8907 5152) Grandtully Castle (NAT) (AD 1600)

OS 6" map (1901)

Although it contains older work, Grandtully Castle dates essentially from the late 16th century. A large modern mansion in the same style has been added to the N and E. The fortalice is of three storeys and built on the Z-plan.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887; N Tranter 1963.

Grandtully Castle is occupied and in good order. According to the laird (Mr H Stewart Fotheringham, Grandtully Castle) a family charter of 1414 states that the castle originated as a square keep about 1400. Further records and dated stones within the fabric of the castle signify that it was rebuilt on the L-plan about 1525. It was again improved in 1626 and substantial additons made in 1893-6. The remains of a fortified gatehouse (shown on MacGibbon and Ross' sketch) provided with oval gunloops with circular perforations survives at the entrance to the drive, at NN 8914 5138. It seems likely that this dates from the early 17th century and was the gatehouse to the castle courtyard since demolished.

Visited by OS (BS) 11 February 1975

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

Grandtully Castle.

Architect: Leadbetter and Fairley, c.1890.

Sir Robert Lorimer, iron gate. 1895. Proposed additions 1901.

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