MHG8519 - Lochslin Castle

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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Lochslin Castle (NR) (Ruin) OS 6" map, Rossshire, 2nd ed.(1907)

The smaller keep looking W is about 20' square, other about 38' square. Castle is 60' high, and is fortified with 3 large turrets, 2 on the larger square and one on the smaller.
OSA 1792.

Loch Slin Castle, once a stronghold of Mackenzies, was built on L-plan and consisted of 2 nearly square keeps, attached at their corners where a staircase was placed. Only NE corner of larger keep now remains which is practically entire, including angle turret at top. It is situated about 0.5 mile E of Loch Eye (MacDonald, Polson and Brown 1931) and is said to be 14th century (NSA 1845). OSA 1792.

NE corner of Lochslin Castle collapsed several years ago and is now only 1.4m in height. The remains form part of a rectangular block measuring 12.5m ENE-WSW by 8m overall, delineated by ill-preserved turf-grown footing of a wall, 1.1m thick.Only footings (showing outer wall face) of W and S sides of the smaller tower attached to NW corner of the main block, can be traced, giving the impression of a square tower about 6.5m square.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 20 September 1972.


MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 59 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.


Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 4, 296 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 14, Ross-shire, 361 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


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, 30, No. 260 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


Stell, G, 1986, Architecture and society in Easter Ross before 1707, 115-16; figs. 8.12-14; plan, illusts. (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3139.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8495 8062 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FEARN

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