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TITLE
Duncraig Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01139
PLACENAME
Duncraig
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12737
KEYWORDS
Duncraig Castle
Sir Alexander Matheson
Sir Daniel Hamilton
Lady Hamilton
hospital
domestic science college
Duncraig Castle

Duncraig Castle is a large Baronial mansion by Alexander Ross, built in 1866 for Sir Alexander Matheson, who had bought the Lochalsh Estate in 1851. The castle is 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, which operated until 1989. The castle is now privately owned


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Duncraig Castle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

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

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncraig Castle is a large Baronial mansion by Alexander Ross, built in 1866 for Sir Alexander Matheson, who had bought the Lochalsh Estate in 1851. The castle is 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, which operated until 1989. The castle is now privately owned <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 />