MHG8646 - Edderton Mains


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  • HOUSE (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)

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NH78SW 6 7168 8380 and 7156 8417.

(NH 7156 8417) Edderton (NAT)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Part of Edderton House is very old and is supposed to be built on the site of an ancient fort. D Macrae 1911.

The owner of Edderton does not know age of building but supposes it to be about 200 years old. It is an unpretentious two-storey house. Edderton Mains (NH 7168 8380), under the same ownership, was largely demolished c12 years ago. It is now mostly an amorphous heap of rubble but where remaining walls are exposed they are seen to contain many very large stones of irregular shape & are up to 1m thick. It would seem that SE block was oldest part of this building and at W end of this block is the largest standing fragment of wall 1m thick, 4m above ground level and 1.5m above the surrounding rubble. The owner of the two properties could not confirm the name 'Edderton House' but amongst the older people of the parish the 'Mains' is known as Edderton House. There is no trace of a fort at either house.
Visited by OS (R D L) 15 May 1963.

This house, which was probably of 18th century date, was demolished in about 1951. It may have stood on site of a castle founded by William the Lion in 1179. (see NH78SW 8).
RCAHMS 1979.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7162 8383 (29m by 58m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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