MHG9775 - Kintradwell

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Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC90NW 8 9199 0770.

Kintradwell (NC 9199 0770) one of the oldest manor-houses in Sutherland, occupies a commanding position on a natural terrace. It is known among Celtic natives of the district as Cuin Trolla, Cill-Trolla and Clen-Trolla - Trolla's height or headland - and was probably so named from St Trolla or Trollhaena, known in the Calender as St Triduana and St Tredwell. J M Joass 1873.

This house was burnt by Earl of Cromarty while on his way to Caithness during time of 'Forty-five'.
D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931.

Kintradwell House is in an extremely poor condition and uninhabited. No date-stone was seen and no obvious features of antiquity were visible in structure. The building incorporates several phases of construction, the front, or S side being probably 19th century. The rear of the house is of plain design and uncertain date. Visited by OS (W D J) 4 April 1962.

The house has been recently fully renovated and is now occupied. No further information regarding its antiquity and history was obtained. Visited by OS (J B) 8 December 1975.


MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 102 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.


Joass, J M, 1873, 'The brochs or "Pictish Towers" of Cinn-Trolla, Carn-Liath, and Craig-Carril, in Sutherland, with notes on other northern brochs', Archaeol Scot Vol. 5 1873, p.95-130, 95 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1624.


Kintradwell Estate, 1984, Kintradwell Estate, Brora, Sutherland: {sale particulars} (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2391.


Harden, J, 1991, 'Kintradwell (Loth parish)', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1991, p.48, 48 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1004.


Kintradwell Estate, 1995, Kintradwell Estate, Brora, Sutherland: [sale particulars] (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2390.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 9199 0770 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC90NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

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