DiCamillo Companion

Knockdolian Castle

  • Earlier Houses: The ruined 16th century Knockdolian Castle, a small square Grade B-listed pele tower, was replaced by the current 19th century house.

    Built / Designed For: Alexander Cathcart of Genoch

    House & Family History: Major-General Douglas McConnel's daughter, Diana, is the wife of the 8th Duke of Wellington; their second son curently (2010) lives on the Estate.

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: McConnell family; here since 1872.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Graham family, 16th century. McCubbin family, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Alexander Cathcart, 19th century; Cathcart family here until 1872.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No