MHG8877 - Seaforth Castle, Fortrose
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Type and Period (1)
- CASTLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
- None recorded
Seaforth Castle, completed by John Fraser, Bishop of Ross, between 1497 and 1507, is said to have stood here, and is shown to have been a rectangular tower. It was the seat of the Earls of Seaforth. 'Castle Street' leading up to the area seems to support the siting.
NSA 1845; D Fraser 1912; Geddie 1912.
No further information. At approx this position there is shown a 2-storey square building on an old print, dated 1693, labelled 'Seaforth Castle'.
Visited by OS (N K B) 9 March 1966.
Locals suggest that castle was sited on W side of the road, on N side of Church St . At GR corrected above. Evaluation of this site prior to building of Co-op apparently only turned out garden soils with 1 sherd of medieval pottery identified. - HAW 11/2003
- --- SHG2224 Text/Publication/Volume: Fraser, D. 1912. Fortrose: a garden city by the sea. 118.
- --- SHG2243 Text/Publication/Volume: Geddie. 1912. Fortrose. 147.
- --- SHG2597 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.
- --- SHG2675 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. 135.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7274 5668 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14335 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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