MHG8041 - Blackpark: Iron-working and possible castle.


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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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  • None recorded

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Details from NH78SW0008 (sic) transferred to this record by JW 14.02.2000
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Blackpark is not near the sea !
John Wood 14.2.2000
67 83 is the right reference for Blackpark. ?
J.Hooper 3/11/1999
NH78SW 8 67 83.

The site of the castle of Edderton, erroneously supposed to be one of the two founded by King William in 1179, lies near the sea.
NSA 1845; Orig Paroch Scot 1855; R Bain 1899; J Noble 1909.

There seems to be some tradition that the castle was at Blackpark (Info from Mr Clarke, Edderton) (NH 67 83). But see also NH78SW 6. - Edderton Mains - thought to be the site of the castle of Edderton. The site commands a wide view of the Dornoch Firth and also the Meikle Ferry between Ross and Sutherland. But the rubble foundations of Edderton Mains do not have appearance of 12th century work.
Visited by OS (R D L) 16 May 1963.

NSR: 6 12 Code: N
NH68SE 9 676 832.

There are traces of iron-smelting on the moor of Blackpark. The spot is on a little knoll and is known locally as the 'Pictish Iron Work'.
ISSFC 1888.

Blackpark is now deserted. No likely knoll was seen in the vicinity of the farmstead.
Visited by OS (W D J) 13 May 1963.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6760 8320 (300m by 300m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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