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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 713997

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT27SE 66 2590 7394.

Dingwall Castle stood on the same site as the Orphan Hospital (Thin 1927; Paton 1933) (at NT 2590 7394 - see NT27SE 137) on ground now occupied by British Railways. It was probably built for John Dingwall, provost of Trinity College Church from 1525-32. In the civil war of 1571-3, it was used as a blockhouse, and later as a prison. Its stones were used for the repair of Trinity College Church in 1643. Gordon's drawing of 1647 shows the ruin as quadrangular, built round an open courtyard, with a circular tower projecting from each corner.

R Thin 1927; H Paton 1933; RCAHMS 1951.

No trace. No further information.

Visited by OS (J D) 26 December 1953.

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