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Little Tarrel Castle, Rockfield Farm

A Category B Listed Building in Tain and Easter Ross, Highland

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Latitude: 57.8138 / 57°48'49"N

Longitude: -3.8354 / 3°50'7"W

OS Eastings: 291054

OS Northings: 881951

OS Grid: NH910819

Mapcode National: GBR J8W2.CW4

Mapcode Global: WH5G2.1VXP

Plus Code: 9C9RR577+GV

Entry Name: Little Tarrel Castle, Rockfield Farm

Listing Name: Rockfield Castle (Formerly Little Tarrel Castle)

Listing Date: 31 August 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347377

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14099

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarbat

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Parish: Tarbat

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Late 16th century incorporating earlier fragments; 2 later
alterations, probably mid 18th century and early 19th century.
Small 2-storey L-plan tower house with single wide bay to each
inner flank of L with round-headed plain chamfered doorway in
SW facing re-entrant. Harled rubble, ashlar dressings. Round
shothole to give cover for entrance, splayed oblong gun
loops elsewhere, including in 1st floor. Re-used 155? datestone
as 1st floor cill, south elevation; slop sink in ground floor,
east elevation. Crowsteps; 1 skewputt with shield in relief
at NW corner; end stacks; slate roof; stone ridge.

Statement of Interest

Re-used cill inscribed "ARBR OF LITIL TERREL 155?" The estate

is recorded as having belonged to Alexander Ross and his wife

Elizabeth in 1562.

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