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TITLE
Saddell Castle, Kintyre
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P132
PLACENAME
Saddell
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Saddell and Skipness
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31281
KEYWORDS
Saddell Castle
Kintyre
Glen Saddell
Bishop David Hamilton
trapdoors
castles
fortresses
Saddell Castle, Kintyre

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Saddell Castle, on the eastern coast of Kintyre. Standing at the mouth of Saddell Glen, the fortress was built by Bishop David Hamilton between 1508 and 1512, burnt in 1538 by raiders and later reconstructed.

The castle consists mainly of a square tower, rising to about fifty feet and having immensely thick walls. At one time a trapdoor was built into its main passageway, used to rid the fortress of unwanted visitors. The unsuspecting victim was dropped into a pit beneath the passageway from which there was no escape

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Saddell Castle, Kintyre

ARGYLL: Saddell and Skipness

Saddell Castle; Kintyre; Glen Saddell; Bishop David Hamilton; trapdoors; castles; fortresses

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Saddell Castle, on the eastern coast of Kintyre. Standing at the mouth of Saddell Glen, the fortress was built by Bishop David Hamilton between 1508 and 1512, burnt in 1538 by raiders and later reconstructed.<br /> <br /> The castle consists mainly of a square tower, rising to about fifty feet and having immensely thick walls. At one time a trapdoor was built into its main passageway, used to rid the fortress of unwanted visitors. The unsuspecting victim was dropped into a pit beneath the passageway from which there was no escape