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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347288
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14030
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
Traditional County: Ross-shire
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
Commanding position on flat hilltop overlooking Strathconon and
the Orri valley. A former stronghold of the Mackenzies.