|Type of record:||Monument|
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|Grid Reference:||NJ 0065 2192|
|Civil Parish:||ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE|
|Geographical Area:||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 952: Castle Roy|
- Historic Environment Record: MHG4571
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 15715
- Old SMR Reference Number: NJ02SW0001
(NJ 0065 2192) Castle Roy (NAT).
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)
A simple 13th century fortress with no history but said to have been a stronghold of the Comyns.
It consists of an enclosing wall 7ft thick and from 10-15ft high enclosing a space 80 x 53ft, with a N doorway and a square tower at the NW angle.
Late 12th to early 13th century. (J G Dunbar 1966)
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; J G Dunbar 1966.
The remains of Castle Roy are as described and planned by MacGibbon & Ross.
Visited by OS (N K B) 7 September 1966.
A geophysical survey and trial trenching evaluation was carried out in December 1995 in advance of a car parking development adjacent to Castle Roy, a scheduled ancient monument (NMRS NJ 02 SW 1). An area of 0.15ha was assessed. Nothing of note was revealed by the geophysical survey. Trial trenching revealed no evidence of a settlement on the S side of the castle, nor was there any evidence of a defensive ditch associated with the castle. These findings support the theory put forward by MacGibbon and Ross that Castle Roy may never have had a defensive ditch. If, as the results indicted, the low-lying land on the immediate S side of the castle was prone to waterlogging, then this may have provided a sufficient natural defence in antiquity. <1>
BAS Local Plan, Sept. 1997: P19/2.5.14. Archaeological Sites.
POLICY - The Council will encourage public access and interpretation in suitable cases - improved parking and access, subject to public safety and restoration works.
J Aitken : 24/05/01.
Access Audit 22 - HAW 11/2003
Castle Roy : general view from NW. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11960.
Castle Roy : interior. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11959.
Castle Roy : Tower interior. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11526.
Castle Roy from S. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13624.
Castle Roy, Interior (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG7140.
Castle Roy. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11958.
Castle Roy. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12689.
Castle Roy. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12703.
Castle Roy. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12704.
Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 6, 111-16 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24257.
Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 8, 166 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24259.
<1> Mackenzie, J.R., 1996, Archaeological Evaluation: Nethybridge Cemetery, Nethybridge (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21739.
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|EHG3732||Geophysical survey - Nethybridge cemetery, Abernethy and Kincardine|
|EHG82||Trial trenching - Nethybridge cemetery, Abernethy and Kincardine|
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