MHG2462 - Caisteal Morar Na Shein

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Type and Period (2)

  • HUNTING LODGE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) HUNTING LODGE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Caisteal Morar na Shein (NR) (site of)
OS 6" map, (1963)

A castle, or hunting lodge, situated at N end of Loch More at point where River Thurso issues from it, was said to be stronghold of Morar-na-Shean, or Reginald Chen (or Cheyne), a lord who acquired lands in S Caithness after 1340.
It was said to be in ruins about 1769 (Pennant 1774) and Morrison (1883) called it a 'Pictish tower of considerable strength'.
T Pennant 1774; OSA 1797; J T Calder 1887; H Morrison 1883; J Gray 1922.

No trace of Caisteal Morar na Shein remains in area indicated on OS map.
Visited by OS (W D J) 18 April 1961.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 16 March 1982.


Pennant, T, 1774, A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX, appx 5, 344 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2618.


Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 19, 53-6 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.


Morrison, H, 1883, Tourist's guide to Sutherland and Caithness, 46 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2538.


Calder, J T, 1887, Sketch of the civil and traditional history of Caithness from the tenth century, 89 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2014.


Gray, J, 1922, Sutherland and Caithness in saga time, 115, 154 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2290.


Talbot, E J, 1975, 'Two new castle sites in Caithness', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 Oct 1975, p.79-80, 79-80 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1774.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0834 4604 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND04NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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