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Scotland

Balnagowan Castle (Balnagown Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There has been a castle on the site of the current castle since the 14th century.

    House & Family History: In the early 20th century Sir Charles Ross, 9th Bt., invented the Ross Rifle.

  • Architect: George Alexander

    Date: 1818-21
    Designed: Remodeled West Front

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    Architect: James Gillespie Graham

    Date: Circa 1820
    Designed: East Wing
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Mohamed Al Fayed, since 1972.

    Past Seat / Home of: Hugh, Earl of Ross, 14th century. Alexander Ross, 9th Laird of Balnagown, 16th century. Admiral Sir John Lockhart-Ross, 6th Bt., 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: House not open to public; outbuildings can be let.

  • House Open to Public: Folly / Outbuildings Only - By Appointment

    Phone: 01862-843-601

    Email: info@balnagown.com

    Website: http://www.balnagown.com

    Historic Houses Member: No