MHG43784 - Balconie House (site)

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Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Balconie House (NAT). OS 6" map, (1959)

Balconie Castle on site of 1 of castles occupied by Earls of Ross.
N Macrae 1923.

Balconie House is a derelict 4 storey building. There is no trace of a former building to be seen. It is perhaps significant that position is opposite Castlecraig (NH66SW 2) which stands on SE shore of Cromarty Firth and it is believed locally that a castle guarded firth on each side here.
Visited by OS (R D) 5 May 1963.

The 19th-century Balconie House has been demolished.
RCAHMS 1979.


MacRae, N, 1923, The romance of a royal burgh: Dingwall's story of a thousand years, xvi (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2489.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 29, No. 249 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6155 6568 (29m by 36m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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