MHG8171 - Castle, Kinrive

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) COUNTRY HOUSE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH67NE 7 69 75.

Close to the Ceann Righ or King's Head Cairn, the foundation of a large castle or building can be traced. The building is said to have been the old mansion house of the property.
NSA 1845; J Noble 1909.

No trace of a castle or mansion could be found in the area, which is now occupied by a dense birch wood.
The depopulation remains behind the croft at NH 700 752 may have led to the above reports, though there is no evidence of there having been a substantial building there.
Visited by OS (R D L) 13 May 1963.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 14, Ross and Cromarty, 305 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


Noble, J, 1909, Religious Life in Ross, 120 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2592.


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, 29, No. 253 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6900 7500 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILMUIR EASTER

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