MHG7465 - Caisteal Gorach, Tulloch Hill

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Type and Period (1)

  • FOLLY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NH56SW 38 5444 6112
Robert Adam, 1789-90. Picturesque folly; 2-storey circular "ruined" tower.
SDD List 1983.

Cait McCullagh submitted photos of this site via the Highland HER Facebook page. Members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society 'Roads Through Ross' Project have surveyed the sub-oval ditched and embanked feature here. Although generally thought to be contemporary with the folly there is a suggestion that the feature could be earlier as it seems to underlie the structure and may have been levelled at the façade end. <1>

Caisteal Gorach was visited and photographed by A Cruickshank on the 10th of July 2014. Concern was expressed that the damage to the ruins was potentially getting worse. <2>

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 according to the location of the site as visible on 2009 vertical APs. <3>


Bone, J, Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique). SHG24076.


Tulloch (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18337.


Swanson, A, 03/2007, Caisteal Gorach, Tulloch Hill (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23745.


SDD, 1960-, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest, (Lists held in Architectural Department of RCAHMS), Dingwall parish, 28, no.21 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2785.


Mowat, I R M, 1981, Easter Ross 1750-1850, the double frontier, 90 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2545.


<1> Highland Council, 2011, Highland HER Facebook page, Cait McCullagh, 10/04/2011 (Interactive Resource/Webpage). SHG25262.


<2> Cruickshanks, A, 2014, Photographs showing the condition of Castle Gorach in July 2014 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG26513.


<3> Get Mapping, 2009, Getmapping aerial photography 2009 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27382.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5445 6112 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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