MHG25203 - Gardens, Castle Leod - Strathpeffer

Summary

Gardens around Castle Leod, Strathpeffer

Type and Period (2)

  • GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SUMMERHOUSE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NB this number had previously been used for the Castle, but as was a duplicate has been deleted and re-allocated to the Castle Garden & Parkland -HAW 11/2003

1st ed OS shows very informal planting around the castle, with odd walks. Summer house marked to west of the castle and an unidentified oval feature to SSE of castle building - HAW 11/2003

A project of surveying and recording the archaeological sites within the grounds of Castle Leod was carried out by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) in the winter of 2012-13.

Site 25. This enclosure defines the immediate area around the castle and is marked quite clearly on the 1762 map. The east boundary is the road and fence to the east of the castle and the west boundary which is indistinct for much of its length but can be detected as an abrupt change of slope, overgrown with rhododendrons, above and to the west of the castle. Site 11, the wall or bank to the north of the castle, forms the northern boundary of the enclosure and the south side is bounded for part of its length by a steep bank with a line of trees (and a fence); this line continues eastwards as the track 8. The enclosure is marked on FE OS map of 1872 and on the 1762 map it is annotated “Old Yard”.

No evidence of the Summerhouse marked on the FES was seen, it is possibly hidden in the undergrowth. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Note. The NOSAS report incorrectly attributes the enclosure to MHG 23647 which is the Gate Lodge. (T.Blackie 5/2/20)

Sources/Archives (9)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 4857 5928 (207m by 170m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

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