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Corrour Old Lodge

A ruined shooting lodge occupying a particularly remote location on the southwest slopes of Carn Dearg, close to the eastern boundary of Highland Council Area, Corrour Old Lodge is situated 2¾ miles (4.5 km) south of the modern Corrour Lodge on the shores of Loch Ossian. The Old Lodge lies next to an ancient drove road and could only be reached on foot. At 540m / 1771 feet, this was said to have been the highest inhabited house in Britain. Built in the early 19th C. by George Gordon, the 5th Duke of Gordon (1770 - 1836), the lodge and estate were sold to John Walker of Crawfordton in 1834. It was his son, Sir George Gustavus Walker (1830-97), who inherited in 1857 and developed Corrour as a sporting estate and converted this building to serve as a shooting lodge, as well as constructing a new lodge at Inverlair. A modest deer forest and fishing rights were let to Henry Spencer Lucy of Warwickshire, who was married to Christina Campbell, heir to neighbouring Mamore Estate. Hunting, shooting and fishing were significantly developed in the 1880s with income growing markedly.

The roof of the Old Lodge was removed in the 1930s and the walls today barely reach window height.


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