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Rohallion Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Rohallion Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Craig Ruenshin

Canmore ID 27176

Site Number NO04SW 22

NGR NO 0387 4008

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO04SW 22 0387 4008.

(NO 0387 4008) Rohallion Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed. (1901)

The ruins of Rohallion Castle, an old fortalice, consist of a central block, oblong on plan with round towers at two diagonally opposite corners and a series of outer defences. There are shot-holes in the towers.

The last time the castle was occupied (W Marshall 1881) was during the period following the Reformation in Scotland; it was also a hiding-place of William, 4th Lord Ruthven, after the Raid of Ruthven in 1582. The building is almost certainly 16th century work.

T M'Laren 1920

The remains of Rohallion Castle, of Z-plan, with walls standing c. 1.0m high, are generally as described and planned. Name confirmed.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (RD) 22 February 1971.

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