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Ballone Castle

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

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Latitude: 57.8302 / 57°49'48"N

Longitude: -3.8054 / 3°48'19"W

OS Eastings: 292881

OS Northings: 883728

OS Grid: NH928837

Mapcode National: GBR J8Z0.TW2

Mapcode Global: WH5G2.JG33

Plus Code: 9C9RR5JV+3R

Entry Name: Ballone Castle

Listing Name: Ballone Castle

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347384

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14104

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200347384

Location: Tarbat

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Parish: Tarbat

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

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Mid/later 16th century, Z-plan castle with square tower to
SW and circular drum-tower to NE. 4 storeys; roofless; rubble,
ashlar dressings; some vestiges of harling remain. Round-headed,
simply chamfered entrance in ground floor within re-entrant.
Depressed corbelled bartizans at SW and SE angles; corbelled
stair turrets in NW and NE angles. 4-bay single storey vaulted
wing projects south from NE drum-tower. Rectangular splayed
gun-loops and small round shot-holes; small round-headed
inlet for fresh water to rear.

Statement of Interest

Said to have been built by Earls of Ross

and later occupied by Mackenzies of Ardloch-Assynt until

mid/later 17th century, after which remained unoccupied.

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