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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 679182

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NN79NE 1.00 NN 76473 99756

NN79NE 1.01 NN 76431 99770 Stables

(NN 76439977) Ruthven Barracks (in ruins)

On Site of Ruthven Castle (NAT)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

The site is an alluvial mound. There was a fortress on it during the 14th century and probably earlier. In the 16th century, another castle was built here; this was destroyed in 1689 but seems to have been rebuilt before 1715. The Barracks were erected by the government in 1718 for a garrison, but were burnt by fugitives from Culloden in 1746 and never repaired. No trace of the earlier works survived.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887.

Ruthven Barracks, generally as described and planned by MacGibbon and Ross, now being restored by the MoW.

Visited by OS (N K B) 31 November 1967.

The excavation archive from Ruthven Barracks has been catalogued. It consists of the site daybook, negatives, slides and publication drawings, plus copies of publication drafts.

Historic Scotland Archive Project (SW) 2001

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