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Glensanda Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5632 / 56°33'47"N

Longitude: -5.5432 / 5°32'35"W

OS Eastings: 182390

OS Northings: 746865

OS Grid: NM823468

Mapcode National: GBR DCPC.PQ1

Mapcode Global: WH0FR.T9LF

Entry Name: Glensanda Castle

Scheduled Date: 18 March 1985

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4358

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Ardgour

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of an oblong 15th century tower house of two main storeys, the foundation of a building to its south and the knoll top, on which the tower house is built. The walls of the latter survive to parapet height and the architectural detail is fine.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for architectural studies in W Scotland and for studies of social organisation in the W Isles from the 15th century onwards.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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