MHG3810 - Bunchrew House
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Type and Period (1)
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)
Bunchrew, owned by Frasers of Lovat in early part of 16th Century, was bought from them by John or Duncan Forbes, father of President Forbes, in 1670. There used to be a moat round house; also drawbridge, last arch of which fell into ruins about 1839. ISSFC 1885;
Present house built in 1615 (Infomation from J O A Fraser MacKenzie, Bunchrew) It is a plain rectangular building c. 22m x c. 8m with crow-stepped gables and harled walls. In 19th cent., extensive additions were added to original building on its N and Ssides. There is now no trace of moat and drawbridge mentioned by Authy.3.
Visited by OS (W D J) 28 March 1962.
Architect: W. L. Carruthers - alterations and additions - 1896-97
Desc of visit (incl trees)_1920 Inverness FC Vol IX p2445- HAW 9.2002
Martin Briscoe has submitted photographs of this site to the Highland HER Flickr group. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1926. 'Excursion to Bunchrew', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 9 1918-25, p.245-6. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 245-6. 245-6.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1885. 'Excursion to Moniack and Reelick Burn', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 1 1875-80, p.165-71. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 165-71. 167.
- <1> Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital. via Flickr.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6217 4591 (39m by 35m)|
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- http://www.flickr.com/groups/her/pool/tags/MHG3810 (View images of this site in the Highland HER Flickr group)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13485 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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