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Raera Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.3285 / 56°19'42"N

Longitude: -5.5089 / 5°30'32"W

OS Eastings: 183160

OS Northings: 720651

OS Grid: NM831206

Mapcode National: GBR DCSZ.TMG

Mapcode Global: WH0GY.B6YC

Entry Name: Raera Castle

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1977

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4050

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Kilninver and Kilmelfort

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Mid to later 19th century. 3 polygonal game larders, in garden to rear of Montcoffer House. 2 larders coursed rubble with brick arches, ashlar dressings; raised margins, base course, band course, eaves course and cornice. 1 larder of wood. 4 panelled door to each. Grey slates.

W LARDER: classical style. Doorway with impost course, semi-circular fanlight with keystone, repeated as window above impost course to each elevation, with diamond-pane hoppers. Polygonal roof; wooden louvred ventilator at apex with ogival leaded roof and ball finial. Trelliswork cladding surviving on certain faces.

INTERIOR: lath and plaster. Dated game bag records written on walls.

E LARDER: in Tudor style; hoodmoulded openings. Doorway with letterbox fanlight. 2 windows round-arched timber casements, alternating with blank elevations. Slated polygonal roof with ball finial and ?fox weathervane. Trelliswork cladding as above.

N LARDER: wooden, smaller; doorway with rectangular fanlight. Cornice.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1990.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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