Castle Lachlan

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Alternative Names Old Castle Lachlan; Strathlachlan Policies
Site Type CASTLE
Canmore ID 40549
Site Number NS09NW 1
NGR NS 00527 95280
Former District ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former County ARGYLL
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred on NS 00527 95280

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Architectural Notes

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March 1998

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Archaeological Notes

NS09NW 1 00527 95280

Not to be confused with the country house of the same name (at NS 01298 95563), for which see NS09NW 26.

(NS 0052 9526) Castle (NR) (In Ruins)
OS 6" map (1900)

Castle Lachlan, which is probably of 15th century date is of a peculiar form. Externally, its appearance is of a great keep, 70' N-S by 54' transversely, standing 43' high; but on going inside, it is found to consist of two tenements, on the E and W sides of a narrow open court, 12'6" wide by 34'3" long. These two blocks are connected at the N end by a small building containing a room 8' by 7' and a small wheel-staircase. The castle was occupied by the Maclachlans till 1746, when attacked by a government warship; though little damage was done, its occupants fled, and it was never again occupied.
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1889

Generally as described. The N and S corners have fallen.
Visited by OS (DWR) 29 November 1972

Books and References

MacGibbon and Ross, D and T (1887-92) The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, 5v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.3, 357-63 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC

Walker, F A (2000) Argyll and Bute, The buildings of Scotland series London
Page(s): 254-256 Held at RCAHMS Quick

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