NM1553 : The Breachacha Castles

taken 9 years ago, near to Arileod, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

The Breachacha Castles
The Breachacha Castles
Old (15th century) on the right, new (18th century) on the left. According to "Guide to Coll" by Betty MacDougall, the old castle has been researched by Dr Dennis Turner who places its construction as more likely to be second quarter of the 15th century, rather than 14th century as previously supposed. However, this is apparently at variance with local oral tradition. Built in 1750 for Hector Mclean, it was in the 'new' castle that Dr Johnson and Mr Boswell stayed on their 10 day enforced stay on Coll.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 July, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 159 539 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:35.4528N 6:37.7221W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 159 537
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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