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Carnbane Castle, Glen Lyon

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6042 / 56°36'15"N

Longitude: -4.1566 / 4°9'23"W

OS Eastings: 267709

OS Northings: 747891

OS Grid: NN677478

Mapcode National: GBR JC38.8Q8

Mapcode Global: WH4LS.38XH

Entry Name: Carnbane Castle, Glen Lyon

Scheduled Date: 21 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8996

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Fortingall

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of Carnbane Castle, which is situated on a steep-sided spur above the River Lyon, commanding extensive views up and down the Glen.

The spur is cut off from the rest of the river terrace by a deep ditch cut across its neck. Immediately behind this rises the wall of the hall-house, surviving in places up to about 5m in height. Architectural features such as arrow slits and gun loops are preserved within the fabric, and there are traces of a SW corner tower. The area of the spur beyond (S of) the main building is defended by a wall now reduced to no more than 50cm in height. There is a narrow terrace just below the top of the spur, which probably represents the remains of a shallow ditch. The castle in its present form probably dates from the 16th century.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 65m N-S by a maximum of 40m E-W, to include the visible remains of the castle and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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