MHG44023 - Gardens and Glasshouses, Redcastle
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Type and Period (2)
- GLASSHOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
- FORMAL GARDEN (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Very substantial gardens marked on 1st ed OS. Still walled on W & SW edges along road, (with entrance lodges). Tree belt within this. House lies to the NW side, with main buildings some distance to the N. There is a square garden feature to S of castle buildings, with circular planrting design. To E of this and facing onto the shore are substantial walled gardens with large glasshouses(?) on the northern up hill side. <1><2>
Location realigned to reflect garden complex, with glasshouses to E of main house. <3>
A participant in the Black Isles Heritage memories project reported that the remains of the water system which supplied the estate with electricity are visible. This includes pipework, a well and a dam. These features are not apparent on any historic or modern mapping. <4>
- <1> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-76. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
- <2> Verbal Communication: White, H. Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
- <4> Text/Report: McCullagh, C. 09/2010. Black Isle Heritage Memories: Remembering your Community Avoch, Culbokie and Tore. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. Digital. T49 & T50 & T53.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5863 4937 (199m by 122m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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