DiCamillo Companion

Teaninich Castle (Teaninich House)

  • House & Family History: In 1885 an American boy by the name of Charles Harrison inherited Teaninich; he moved from New York to Scotland, where he became known for his wild parties and fast lifestyle. This young man's story inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett to create the fictional character of Cedric Errol, who lives in poverty with his mother in New York until he unexpectedly becomes heir to the Earl of Dorincourt, which includes the title of Lord Fauntleroy and a vast English estate. Burnett published her novel in 1886 as “Little Lord Fauntleroy.” In 2016 Teaninich Castle, together with eight acres, was listed for sale for £450,000.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 218, 1853.

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Charles Harrison, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No