MHG8247 - Arkendeith Tower


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

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NH65NE 2 6959 5606.
Arkendeith Tower (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

All that remained of Arkendeith Tower, in 1885, was "the lower story, consisting of a strong walled square room, with the arched or vaulted roof of the dungeon still intact."
The name Arkendeith is said to mean 'Black John's Ark' - Black John being a reiver. A J Beaton 1885.

Remains of Arkendeith Tower consist of a small building, 6m square, of which only vaulted basement survives. S and W walls remain to a height of 2.1m, N and E as footings only. The walling of roughly coursed masonry varies between 0.7 - 1m thick. The entrance is in W side and there is a window void in S wall.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 March 1966.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6959 5606 (22m by 23m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish AVOCH

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