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Barcaldine Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5106 / 56°30'38"N

Longitude: -5.4016 / 5°24'5"W

OS Eastings: 190793

OS Northings: 740576

OS Grid: NM907405

Mapcode National: GBR FC1H.VZD

Mapcode Global: WH1H5.0M28

Entry Name: Barcaldine Castle

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336000

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4719

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ardchattan and Muckairn

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Parish: Ardchattan And Muckairn

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Built 1595-1610. Restored later 19th cent. L-plan. 3
storeys and garret. Rubble (recently harled). Corbie-step-
gabled. Slated roof. Angle turrets. Semi-circular stair
tower (entrance) with iron gett; in re-entrant angle.
Iron window-grills. Interior restored: Great Hall notable.

Statement of Interest

Built for Sir Duncan Campbell, 7th of Glenorchy. Passed to

his son Patrick. Deserted in earlier 18th cent. in favour of

Dalfuir (known as Barcaldine House,) at Inveraray. Fell into decay.

Estate sold 1842 on death of Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Bt.

8th laird of Barcaldine. Castle

repurchased by 3rd Bt. 1896 and restored for him.

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