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Freehold Land for Sale, Historic Robertson Family Chapel Ruin at Old Faskally, Killiecrankie, Highla

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Freehold Land for Sale, Historic Robertson Family Chapel Ruin at Old Faskally, Killiecrankie, Highland Perthshire, Scotland Euro Resales Property iD - 9826225 PROPERTY LOCATiON Old Faskally Killiecrankie Pitlochry Scotland PH16 5LG PROPERTY OVERViEW Sitting on the edge of the breath-taking Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, this fascinating site offers up a chance to own an iconic piece of Scottish history that dates as far back as the 7th century. This plot of land is part of Scottish History, being the possible site of an earlier fortified hill house, and then the family chapel of the Robertsons of Faskally, close by the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. The now ruined stone chapel is believed to have been built from the remains of the earlier defensive house overlooking the Pass of Killiecrankie and the village below. in its time, it would have benefited of a clear overview of the pass, and therefore held a strategic position. The kirk ruin plot extends to approx 0.4 acres and is now a registered ancient monument. The ruin also contains gravestone which are believed to originally date from the seventh century. Adjacent to this plot is a further flat lawn area of approximately 400m2, adjacent to existing holiday lodges, which can also be made available to the successful bidder. SiTE HiSTORY Alexander was the first Robertson of Faskally, around 1545, and was the ancestor of the Robertsons of Faskally and Kindrochi. The land remained in ownership of the Robertsons until forfeiture following the unsuccessful Jacobite rebellions, and the incumbent George Robertson the 10th of Faskally being exiled to France, following his active service in the Jacobite cause, including his participation in the Battle of Killiecrankie. The ruin of the church behind Old Faskally House in Killiecrankie stands on a large ancient barrow or burial mound. Dixon notes that it was used as an Episcopal place of worship until the beginning of the eighteenth century, and the roof did not fall in until a century after that. When he measured the ruin around 1925 (about the time this picture was taken by Henderson, the famous Pitlochry photographer) the ruin was 34 feet long, about 18 feet wide, and rose 12 feetf rom the ground to the top of the gable at the southeast end, six feet for the side walls. All the walls were about two feet thick. The door facing southwest was 5'6" high and three feet wide.He describes it: The great barrow on which the church stands is oblong in form and the length of the church is on the greatest diameter of it. Thus, the church is not east and west, but S.E.and N. W. There were two small windows, now built, up, one on either side of the naveand yet smaller in the S.E. gable, but not in the centre. There is a modern stone in that end of the church, probably where the altar stood, with an inscription to the effect that the Robertsons of Faskally worshipped in the church. There is no trace of there having been an altar. There are two recumbent stones in the church near the other end, on one of which are three very plain Maltese crosses. ABOUT THE AREA Highland Perthshire lies due north of Perth and north of the Highland Fault Line, a geographic fault in the earth's surface that runs from Loch Lomond through Dunkeld and eastwards across Scotland. Have a look at the map showing the Highlands and Lowlands to learn more. Highland Perthshire from the south by road or by train, a dramatic change is noticeable in the landscape, with high mountains, deep glens and an abundance of trees. The main A9 trunk road connecting central Scotland to the north of Scotland passes the towns of Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Highland Perthshire is known for its wildlife, home to a wide variety of bird life including the Golden Eagle, Osprey, Black Grouse and Capercaillie through to many smaller birds such as Dippers, Tree Creepers, Wood Peckers, etc. Mammals include Red Deer (Britain's largest animal), Roe and Fallow deer, Badgers and Red Squirrels. There are a number of outdoor tourism businesses based in Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl that specialise in looking after people who want to see wildlife in the area. The Highland Perthshire towns of Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Rannoch are all within a 30-minute drive of each other. Killiecrankie is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland on the River Garry. it lies at the Pass of Killiecrankie, by the A9 road which has been bypassed since 1986. The village is home to a power station forming part of the Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. Much of the riverbank is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. in 1689, during the Jacobite Rebellion, the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on the northern edge of the village. The Highland charge of the Jacobites took the government forces under General Hugh MacKay by surprise and completely overwhelmed them in only 10 minutes. Donald MacBean, one of William ii of Scotland's supporters, having lost the contest, is said to have cleared the pass, from one bank to the other, at "The Soldier's Leap". One of the most famous leaders of the rebellion John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee was killed in the battle. A Memorial Field to the fallen soldiers lies within the grounds of the category B listed Urrard House.[2] An eponymous folk song, Braes o' Killiecrankie, commemorates the battle. A 1966 recording by The Corries was a pioneering use of the music video. According to official records, the last wolf in Great Britain was killed near Killiecrankie in 1680. For a superb visual representation of the area, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/fwxtps0vwjA MAiN FEATURES: Kirk ruin plot extends to approx 0.4 acres and is now a registered ancient monument Adjacent to this plot is a further flat lawn area of approximately 400m2, adjacent to existing holiday lodges The ruin also contains gravestone which are believed to originally date from the seventh century Site is located beside the beautiful Cairngorms National Park (https://cairngorms.co.uk) Close to many other areas of outstanding natural beauty Surrounded by many excellent walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas Great base from which to discover many other fascinating villages, towns and cities of Scotland Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection
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