Milntown Castle

Tower House

Site Name Milntown Castle

Classification Tower House

Alternative Name(s) Milton Castle

Canmore ID 14582

Site Number NH77SE 1

NGR NH 7723 7370

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmuir Easter
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH77SE 1 7723 7370.

(NH 7723 7370) Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Milntown Castle was built by Andrew Munro, about 1500. It was a seat of the Earls of Cromartie. The vaults are preserved.

ISSFC 1902; W J Watson 1904.

Miltown Castle, probably a small 16th century tower of which only the basement remains, is now partially underground as a result of 18th-19th century landscape gardening, and the outer wall face is only visible by the entrance on the N side.

The interior measures 3.7m square within walls 1.2m thick. The arched entrance is 1.9m high and 1.2m wide on the outside, enlarging to 1.5m wide on the inside face. A blocked embrasure is visible in the E wall. The barrel-vaulted roof, 2.8m high from the present inside floor level, contains a sqaure hole, and has been harled. The remains are almost identical in shape, size and construction to Arkendeith Tower

(NH65NE 2).

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 23 March 1966.

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