MHG1788 - Castle of Haimer
Site of castle of Haimer
Type and Period (1)
- CASTLE (BUILT 1560; BUILT POST MEDIEVAL; , Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Assessment of site prior to demolition of farm steadings and WB during. Initial report of substantial stone foundation wall, perhaps 6m long. Plaster of two standards revealed - HAW 3/2004
Castle, of Haimer. No trace of castle, site of which now lies within kailyard of a longhouse. The longhouse has been adapted to serve as a modern barn. Orientation NW-SE. Visited 1986.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
No change. The stone dated 1726 was not located in now semi-ruinous farmhouse.
Visited by OS (J M) 1 October 1981
Haimer Castle. A platform 10m in diameter and 1m high, with a circular, grass-covered stone structure with stone slabs in the centre. Eight courses of walling are visible on NNW side, and the WSW side is cut into by a building.
R J Mercer 1981
ND16NW 8 1423 6713.
Castle of Haimer (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1971)
No trace of a castle at site. Visited by OS (E G C) 18 4 1962
Castle of Haimer or Castle of Haimer (site of): There are some small portions visible and the farmer is still turning up part of its ruins. There is a stone taken out of the ruins, and now built into the farmhouse, on which is the date 1726.
Name Book, 1872
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R J. 1981. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81. University of Edinburgh. 30/12/1981. Paper and Digital. 152, No. 489.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 11, 169.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1422 6712 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8503 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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