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TITLE
Duncraig Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00702
PLACENAME
Duncraig
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12411
KEYWORDS
Duncraig Castle
Sir Alexander Matheson
Sir Daniel Hamilton
Lady Hamilton
hospital
domestic science college
Duncraig Castle

Duncraig Castle, a large baronial mansion designed by Alexander Ross, was built in 1866 for Sir Alexander Matheson, who had bought the Lochalsh Estate in 1851. The house is 1.1km east of Plockton overlooking Loch Carron. It was owned by Sir Daniel and Lady Hamilton when it was requisitioned in 1939 for use as a Royal Naval hospital for the duration of the war. After Sir Daniel Hamilton's death, Lady Hamilton gifted the Castle and contents to the education authority for use as a domestic science college. This operated until 1989


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Duncraig Castle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Duncraig Castle; Sir Alexander Matheson; Sir Daniel Hamilton; Lady Hamilton; hospital; domestic science college

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncraig Castle, a large baronial mansion designed by Alexander Ross, was built in 1866 for Sir Alexander Matheson, who had bought the Lochalsh Estate in 1851. The house is 1.1km east of Plockton overlooking Loch Carron. It was owned by Sir Daniel and Lady Hamilton when it was requisitioned in 1939 for use as a Royal Naval hospital for the duration of the war. After Sir Daniel Hamilton's death, Lady Hamilton gifted the Castle and contents to the education authority for use as a domestic science college. This operated until 1989 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />