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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347377
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14099
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross
Traditional County: Ross-shire
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.
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.