MHG10177 - Castle (N Side) Helmsdale


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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ND01NW 37 unlocated.

There was a castle of note on the northern shore of the modern port of Helmsdale, which is probably the castle of Sorline of Mr Collingwood's 'William the Wanderer', also called Surcrin, both words being a corrupt form, it is suggested, of Sir Illigh, the old name of the parish of Kildonan.
J Gray 1922. <1>

This may well be a reference to the broch which formerly stood at ND 0310 1526 (see ND01NW 24).
Visited by OS (N K B) 20 October 1976.

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Grid reference ND 03 15 (point)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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