MHG4441 - Dunachton Lodge


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Type and Period (2)

  • CASTLE (Undated)
  • LODGE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH80SW 2.01 NH 8208 0461 Pictish Symbol Stone

(NH 8211 0474) Dunachton Lodge On Remains of Dunachton Castle (NR).
OS 6"map, Inverness, 2nd ed., (1903)

The old castle of Dunachton was burnt down by the MacDonalds of Keppoch (in Lochaber) c. 1689. A small cellar, said to have been a dungeon, still remains. (Name Book 1871)
The castle is first mentioned in a precept in 1380 by Alexander Stuart, the Wolf of Badenoch. (C Fraser-Mackintosh 1866)
In 1870, an incised symbol stone was found serving as a lintel in the old steading at Dunachton (the stones of which were used in building the Lodge). It has been erected on the terrace at the S. corner of the garden, about 100 yards. from the front door of the Lodge. It is 4'3 1/2" x 16" x 4 1/2" with incised lines on one face.
Name Book 1871; C Fraser-Mackintosh 1866; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

No further information regarding Dunachton Castle. Situated at NH 8208 0461, the symbol stone is as described and illustrated by Romilly Allen.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R L) 30 November 1966.

Class 1 symbol stone showing a deer's head.
A.Mack 1997 p.106

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Comment on Plans for Dunachton House.
Letter from Lady Glass (to Charles Fraser Mackintosh).
She aproves of the Plans of Dunachton except for the smallness of the Drawing room windows.
1869 GD 128/12/2

Alteration to Plans for Dunachton House.
Letter from John Rhind, Architect, to Charles Fraser MacKintosh.
Lady Glass has complained that the proposed drawing room windows are too small. Mr Rhind enclosed alternative sketches, one of an oriel window and one of 3 light windows. He expects the alteration to the contract plan to cost about ?50.
1869 GD 128/12/2

Comment on Plans for Estate Buildings.
Letter from Sir R A Glass to Charles Fraser MacKintosh.
He returned the Plan of the stables and Kennels and comments upon the Boat House, the Keeper's House and the Bothy.
1869 GD 128/12/2

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Grid reference Centred NH 8210 0473 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH80SW
Civil Parish ALVIE

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