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Castle Tioram

A Category A Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7846 / 56°47'4"N

Longitude: -5.8291 / 5°49'44"W

OS Eastings: 166211

OS Northings: 772431

OS Grid: NM662724

Mapcode National: GBR CBZS.JSR

Mapcode Global: WGZCB.FQHR

Plus Code: 9C8PQ5MC+R9

Entry Name: Castle Tioram

Listing Name: Castle Tiorim (Eilean Tiorim)

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330510

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB305

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

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Description

13th century, with later keep tower, and domestic additions including high tower of circa 1600. Tall rubble, crenellated curtain wall, roughly 5-sided on plan following perimeter of island site. Deep and narrow crenellation; massive keep tower (possibly 14th century) with corbelled angle bartizans of circa 1600, rises above wallhead at SW. South and SE sides of court filled with later domestic accommodation of 2 different builds of around 1600, including tall square projecting gabled tower. Segmental headed entrance to inner court at north. All roofless.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Monument. Island site reached by sandy isthmus covered at high tide.

Castle Tiorim seat of Clanranald family; said to have been burnt by Allan Dearg (Clanranald) in 1715 rather than let it fall into hands of Campbell of Argyll.

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