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The Ruins of Calda House

By Ffynnoncadno  
Calda House, locally known as "the White House", is a double-piled, M-gabled mansion house that stands on the E shore of Loch Assynt.

The house was built in c. 1725 as a successor to Ardvreck Castle, by Kenneth MacKenzie of Assynt. It is described as having 14 bedchambers "with the conveniency of chimnies or fireplaces". This building was destroyed by fire in 1737. Calda is thought to derive its style from Bernera Barracks in Glenelg and was the forerunner of other early 18th-century laird's houses in the NW such as Flowerdale, Gairloch and Applecross House.

Tags: Loch assynt Landscape and travel Scotland highlands Ardvreck castle Calda house

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RonDM Plus
7 257 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2021 8:33AM
Excellent landscape photography great write up

Ron
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2021 8:49AM
Wonderful composition and sky...
Isabel GrinGrin
25 Sep 2021 9:01AM
Very beautiful, a powerful and evocative image.

Dave.

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