MHG8247 - Arkendeith Tower
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Type and Period (1)
- TOWER (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Beaton, A J. 1885. 'Notes on Ormond or Avoch Castle, in the Black Isle, Ross-shire, with a plan and section; and notice with drawing of bronze celts found in its vicinity', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 19 1884-5, p.400-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 400-5. 405.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: 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, 390-1.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 20, No. 127.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6959 5606 (22m by 23m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM5531 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13558 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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