MHG8193 - Kinbeachie Castle


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH66SW 5 6343 6218.
Kinbeachie Castle (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

Of Kinbeachie Castle, formerly a seat of Urquharts, only S gable remains. It contains a fireplace over which is a panel dated 1546. The other walls are reduced to foundation level.
MacDonald, Polson and Brown (1931) say that another panel, dated 1612, is now in National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.
Name Book 1875; D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931.

The remains of Kinbeachie Castle comprise SE wall & foundations of NE, NW and SW walls. SE wall, 1.2m in width; is extant to a maximum height of 1.7m and total length is 6.6m externally. It is rubble masonry, but E and S angles have been constructed of dressed stones. The inside face of wall is obscured in a mass of tumble, fireplace, together with date panel, is no longer visible.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R B) 24 January 1966.

No remains. RCAHMS 1979.

Demolished 1959

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 27, 52 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3358.

MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 25 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 21, No. 131 (Text/Report). SHG2675.

North of Scotland Archaeological Society, 2017, Measured Survey - Kinbeachie Castle (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG27802.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6344 6218 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish RESOLIS

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