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Barcaldine Castle

(Black Castle)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Barcaldine, an estate in Ardchattan parish, Argyllshire. It lies along all the southern side of Loch Creran; extends, at one point on the S, nearly to Loch Etive; is about 12 miles long and 20,000 acres in area, of £2079 annual value; belonged formerly to Sir Alexander Campbell, Bart., and belongs now to the widow of the Rev. A. G. Cameron. Barcaldine Castle, the old residence on it, was built in the 15th century by Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, and stands on a rising ground near the month of Loch Creran; Barcaldine House, the present residence, is a modern and commodious edifice, and stands among wooded grounds 5 miles further up, and 9¼ miles N by W of Taynuilt. See Ardchattan.

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