Link to printer-friendly page

Record details

ID:MHG4417
Type of record:Monument
Name:Loch-an-Eilean Castle
Feedback:

Reports

Colour photograph  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 363 KB)Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 81 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 8983 0792
Map Sheet:NH80NE
Civil Parish:DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Monument Types

Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 957: Loch an Eilein Castle

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG4417
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 14874
  • NMRS Record Details: NH80NE1 LOCH-AN-EILEIN CASTLE
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH80NE0001

Full description

NH80NE 1 8983 0792.

(NH 8983 0792) Castle (NR). (In Ruins).
OS 6" map, Inverness, 2nd ed., (1903)

'Lochaneilean Castle': A small castle on a probably natural island, of interest because five successive building periods are recognisable. It probably originated in the 15th century with work of the last period not before the 17th century. Its history is meagre though it is probably referred to in 1527 and 1539. It came into the possession of the Grants in 1567.
W D Simpson 1937.

Lochaneilean Castle was inaccessible as no boat was available, but as seen from the shore would appear to be as described and planned by Simpson. It survives to a height of about 3.0m.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 November 1966.



Dr Thomas Ross Manuscript notes.


Loch an Eilean (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18284.


Beattie, W, 1838, Scotland illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1968.


Simpson, W D, 1937, 'Lochaneilean Castle, Inverness-shire', Antiq J Vol. 17 1937, p.56-62, 56-62; plan (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1070.

Related Monument/Building records - none

Related Investigations - none

Related documents/files/web pages

Monuments/Buildings
Investigations
Conservation Areas
Listed Buildings
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
Designed Landscapes
Registered Battlefields
Marine Protected Areas