MHG6310 - Invergordon Castle


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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Local guide says Inverbreakie Castle first mentioned in C13 as occupied by Fleming, placed there by Will the Lion.. Estate purchased by Sir Will Gordon EC18. "the Castle, orig a stone tower, was enlarged or rebuilt by him"…... to Macleods, then Macleods of Cadbol…. the castle was largely destroyed by fire early in C18 and replaced in 1872 by large mansion house itself demolished in 1928 after the break up of the Cadboll Estates - HAW 12/2002

NH66NE 16 c.6984 6965.
Invergordon Castle (NAT)
OS 6" map, Ross and Cromarty, 1st ed., (1872)

The original name of Invergordon Castle was 'Inverbreakie Castle', which is mentioned in 13th century. The change of name took place on acquisition of estate by Sir Wm Gordon at beginning of 18th century. The old castle was destroyed by fire and was replaced by a modern mansion in 1872, demolished in 1928.
Anon 1936; 1957.

ARCHITECT: Alexander Ross c1873

SKL/LOC Local Plan, Mar 1986: P39/6.10. POLICY - The Council will safeguard the site of Invergordon Castle insofar as this is compatible with their aim of achieving a sound employment base for the local popn.
J Aitken : 11/06/01.

Polson, A, 1914, Easter Ross, page 26 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2629.

Anon, 1936, Official guide to Invergordon, 14-16 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1906.

Anon, 1957, Official guide to Invergordon, 25-7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1907.

Robert B K Stevenson, 1974, 'The Cadboll Cup.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 104 1971-2, p.306-8, 306-8 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3030.

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 30, No. 258 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6984 6964 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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