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Latitude: 55.5274 / 55°31'38"N
Longitude: -5.5046 / 5°30'16"W
OS Eastings: 178906
OS Northings: 631545
OS Grid: NR789315
Mapcode National: GBR DGS3.9CJ
Mapcode Global: WH0LT.DBZF
Entry Name: Saddell Castle
Listing Date: 20 July 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352446
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18403
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Saddell and Skipness
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: South Kintyre
Traditional County: Argyllshire
Dated 1508. Restored 1650-2 and in 1890's.
KEEP: Oblong. 4 storeys. Harled. Gabled slate roof; crowsteps. Crenellated and corbelled parapet. Angle-turrets. Cape-house. Doorway with rope-moulding; inset over with date '1508'. Inset, above, of Galley of Lorne. Interior refitted c. 1650. Turnpike stair. Barrel-vaulted ground floor. Kitchen and Hall on 1st floor. Small apartments on upper floors.
OUTBUILDINGS. Of various kinds. Rubble; roofless. Mainly of late 18th and early 19th cents.
CURTAIN WALLS: Harled. Round archway (1 with insets over with date MDCCCXCV) and belfry above).
Derelict. Built for David Hamilton, Bishop of Argyll (1506-23) when Abbey lands were annexed to Bishopric. Burned by Earl of Sussex 1558. Given in 1650 by Marquis of Argyll to William Ralston of that Ilk, (the pioneer of the plantation of Lowland lairds in Kintyre) who restored it.
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