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Type of record:Building
Name:Carbisdale Castle


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Grid Reference:NH 5741 9544
Map Sheet:NH59NE
Civil Parish:CREICH
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND

Monument Types

Protected Status:Listed Building (B): Carbisdale Castle & Entrance Gates

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG9171
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 13011
  • NMRS Record Details: NH59NE29.0 CARBISDALE CASTLE
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH59NE0025

Full description

ARCHITECTS: W.S. Weatherley and F.E.Jones, 1910 - 1911

Built by a dowager duchesss of Sutherland after death of husband (she was second wife, allegedly not allowed to but land in Sutherland to build dower house, this in Ross & Cromarty nearby - hence the nickname). <1>

Listed (with gateway to south) at Grade B in 1971.

Listing description amended in 2013. <2>

The new listing description states that the castle is built on the site and possibly incorprates the former buildings of Culrain Lodge but this is incorrect. It is clear from historic OS mapping that the lodge was on the site of the present (and listed in its own right) Carbisdale Castle Service Court (see MHG17086). IS-L 13/02/2014

For the Gateway see MHG35174.

AP : Carbisdale Castle, Bonar Bridge. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13370.

<1> The beauty of Sutherlandshire, {192-?}, The beauty of Sutherlandshire: an exclusive selection of 36 photographic reproductions of Lochinver, Scourie, Durness, Tongue, Bettyhill and Lairg (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2863.

<2> Historic Scotland, 2013, Carbisdale Castle and Entrance Gates - notification of an amendment to the listing description (Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings). SHG25990.

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Related Investigations - none

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