MHG3043 - Culloden House


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  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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Inverness Field Club visit to house & its collections. Vol III, p188 1883-
HAW 9.2002
NH74NW 19.00 7211 4648

NH74NW 19.01 NH 7192 4613 Church
NH74NW 19.02 NH 7207 4626 Stables
NH74NW 19.03 NH 7205 4619 Dovecot

For Culloden House Kennels, Loch Lann Cottage see NH74NW 54.

(NH 7211 4648) 'Culloden House is built somewhat in the Castle way, and was the estate of the late President Forbes and now of his son.'
R Pococke 1887.

'The estate of Culloden was anciently provided with its own keep or tower.'
NSA 1845.

The Laird of MacIntosh built a part of the House of Culloden in the
16th century. His successor sold it in 1626 to Duncan Forbes, Provest of Inverness.
L Shaw 1882.

Culloden House, a plain structure, consists of a three-storeyed centre block with two storeyed wings. According to the caretaker, Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed there before the Battle of Culloden, after which the building was burnt down. Its date is c. 1790.
Visited by OS (E G C) 25 April 1962.

A photograph of Culloden House and gate piers was submitted to the HER by participants in a local studies class run by Susan Kruse on behalf of the Workers' Education Association. <1>

Culloden House (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG8708.

Culloden House and Stables (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG8709.

Culloden House, Stables and Dovecot (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG8707.

NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 15, Sutherland, 112 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.

Shaw, L, 1882, The history of the province of Moray: comprising the counties of Elgin and Nairn, the greater part of the County of Inverness, and a portion of the County of Banff - all called the Province of Moray before there was a division into counties, 373 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2787.

Kemp, D W (ed.), 1887, Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760, 115 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2624.

Culloden House, 1897, A catalogue of the valuable contents of Culloden be sold by auction...Wednesday 21st July 1897 and following days... (Collection/Catalogue). SHG2089.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 18, No. 46 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Forman, S, 1954, 'A house of the '45', Scottish Field, Vol 102, April 1954, p 68 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG48.

Forman, S, 1954, 'Culloden House: an eighteenth-century Georgian house near the scene of Britain's last battle', Scot Fld Vol. 102 March 1954, p.36-7, 36-7 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG506.

Culloden House, 1971, Culloden House, Inverness-shire: {sale particulars} (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2090.

<1> Various, 03/2011, Photographs and information submitted by WEA Culloden local studies class (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25263.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7212 4647 (79m by 67m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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