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Craignish Castle, Head of Loch Beag

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1552 / 56°9'18"N

Longitude: -5.5896 / 5°35'22"W

OS Eastings: 177168

OS Northings: 701635

OS Grid: NM771016

Mapcode National: GBR DDLF.SJJ

Mapcode Global: WH0HP.3KK7

Entry Name: Craignish Castle, Head of Loch Beag

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336318

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5002

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Craignish

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Parish: Craignish

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

16th century. Keep. Square. 3 storeys. Harled; piended
slate roof. Corbelled parapet; angle turrets. Iron yett.
Interior modernised: Vaulted ground floor; Dungeon below
cut out of rock. Turnpike stair.
Addition to N: c. 1835. Originally a long wing; now reduced.
2 storeys and attic. Gabled roof; gabled dormer. Moulded
string-course. Gablet above entrance.
Rubble rampart to E.

Statement of Interest

Domestic. Formerly the seat of Campbells of Craignish and

of Jura. Acquired by Trench Gascoignes 1860. Recently

restored.

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