MHG62250 - Former walled garden - King Brude Gardens, Inverness

Summary

The former walled garden of Muirtown House, now redeveloped as King Brude Gardens, Inverness.

Type and Period (1)

  • WALLED GARDEN (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1860 AD? (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The former walled garden of Muirtown House, now redeveloped as King Brude Gardens, Inverness.

The walled garden is shown on OS maps from the 1st edition onwards as a standard rectangular shape but with outer areas to the south, east and west. Muirtown House itself was built from 1800 onwards and the walled garden presumably dates to the same period. On the OS 1st Edition map a building, presumably a gardener's cottage is shown just to the north of the garden. The building had gone by the time of the 2nd edition but a new cottage had been builit, presumably as a replacement, just off the southwest corner of the walls. <1> <2>

The whole site was redeveloped in the late 1970s-early 1980s but the north and south walls appear to remain intact with the northern and southern thirds of the east wall also surviving all as boundary/garden walls of the houses which now fill the interior. The western wall has gone completely. The possible gardener's cottage shown off the southwest corner on the 2nd edition map also survives [IS-L 20/04/2021].

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6513 4566 (74m by 86m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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