MHG18578 - Castle Mattoch

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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH72SW 2 748 247

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Information from: Mr P A Yeoman, 20 January 1992.

The ground at the grid reference listed shows no sign at all of a mound. It is now in an area of forestry. There is however, a castle recorded in the vicinity in Northern Narrative by Kenneth A Macrae (1955) who states p. 170: 'A little farther on at Garbole Bridge we see a lone rowan tree, believed to mark the position of a castle, which commanded a fine four way view. All the stones have since been removed to repair and build various farm walls.' There is no lone rowan tree to be seen today. <1>


Yeoman, P A, 1988, 'Mottes in Northeast Scotland', Scot Archaeol Rev Vol. 5 1988, p.125-33, 131, no. 84 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1131.


<1> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2011, Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Strathdearn, Site 7 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25599.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7480 2469 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH72SW
Civil Parish MOY AND DALAROSSIE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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