MHG8557 - Court Hill, Rosemarkie
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Type and Period (1)
- MOOT HILL (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
NH75NW 10 7356 5762.
(NH 7357 5762) Court Hill (NR) OS 25" map, Ross-shire, (1906)
Court Hill was an apparently artificial mound of nearly a circular form, and level on the top (NSA 1845) - which description suggested a motte to Armitage (1912). The mound has been partially defaced by building. NSA 1845; E S Armitage 1912.
Court Hill, possibly an artificial mound on the W side of a steep slope is so mutilated by building and landscape gardening that its original shape and purpose cannot be ascertained. Meldrum (E Meldrum, County Architect's Office, Inverness) does not think that this is a motte; it is more probably where the manor courts were held (See NH75NW 7). Visited by OS (N K B) 16 March 1966.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Yeoman, P A. 1988. 'Mottes in Northeast Scotland', Scot Archaeol Rev Vol. 5 1988, p.125-33. Scot Archaeol Rev. 125-33. 131, no. 108.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Armitage, E S. 1912. The early Norman castles of the British Isles. 322.
- --- 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, 353-4.
- --- 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. . 21, No. 136.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7356 5762 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14326 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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