MHG11736 - Cnoc Chaisteal
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Type and Period (1)
- WATCH TOWER (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NH79SE 16 7774 9001.
Cnoc Chaisteal, the highest point of the ridge between Evelix (NH 7692 9001) and Loch-an-Treel (NH 776 900), is said to be the site of a tower or fort, built by Wm Sutherland of Evelix about 1570 'so as to keep a look-out on the Burgh of Dornoch. It can be seen that the highest point ... has been flattened as for a building'.
W Calder 1955.
The name Cnoc Chaisteal is not known locally, but the site of the tower is believed to be at NH 7774 9001, the highest point on a moraine with a commanding view. There is no ground trace of any structure, and no evidence for a fort here.
Visited by OS (A A) 31 March 1971.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7773 9000 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14839 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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