MHG8877 - Seaforth Castle, Fortrose


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Type and Period (1)

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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  • None recorded

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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

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Grid reference Centred NH 7274 5668 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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