MHG420 - Gunn's Castle
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Type and Period (1)
- CASTLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Gunn's Castle (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1971)
The ruins of a small rectangular keep about 37 by 23ft with walls some 3ft thick, on a peninsular rock isolated by a wall built on a rock shelf. Immediately outside buiding at NE angle is a circular depression, some 9ft in diameter and 2 to 3ft deep, probably indicating a well. The castle was a stronghold of the Gunns.
T Sinclair 1890; RCAHMS 1911.
The turf-covered footings of a tower, 0.5m high, known locally as "Gunn's Castle" (info from G Sutherland, Bridgend, East Clyth, Caithness) generally as described by the RCAHMS except that the outer wall to the SW has been destroyed by erosion, and the alleged wall is probably a natural sink-hole caused by drainage through a rock fault. Date not ascertained.
Visited by OS (N K B) 10 April 1967.
Thomas Sinclair, 1890, The Gunns, 190 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2869.
RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 84, No. 305 (Text/Report). SHG2657.
Miller, D B, 1975, 'Historical castles and families of the north. 2. Castle Gunn and Halberry- The Gunns', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 Oct 1975, p.76-8, 76-8 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG2966.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1911. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland. . 84, No. 305.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Thomas Sinclair. 1890. The Gunns. 190.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Miller, D B. 1975. 'Historical castles and families of the north. 2. Castle Gunn and Halberry- The Gunns', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 Oct 1975, p.76-8. Caithness Fld Club Bulletin. 76-8. 76-8.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3074 3858 (18m by 19m)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8944 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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