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Fairburn Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Urray, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5354 / 57°32'7"N

Longitude: -4.5581 / 4°33'29"W

OS Eastings: 246952

OS Northings: 852356

OS Grid: NH469523

Mapcode National: GBR H83T.4TV

Mapcode Global: WH3DS.YVMP

Entry Name: Fairburn Tower

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347288

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14030

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Urray

County: Highland

Parish: Urray

Locality: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

Late 16th/early 17th century, square tower; 4 storeys and
attic; harl pointed rubble; roofless. Later 17th century
stair tower added to front elevation masking original 1st
floor entrance, with simple off-centre doorway in plain
moulded surround. Gun-loops in ground floor; remains of
corbelled bartizans at NE and SW angles; crowstepped gables;
corniced apex stack to stair tower.
Single storey, small kitchen extension (also roofless) with
remains of large fireplace, added to west elevation. Blocked
oven (or aumbry) within fireplace

Statement of Interest

Commanding position on flat hilltop overlooking Strathconon and

the Orri valley. A former stronghold of the Mackenzies.

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