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Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Abertarff

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 12197

Site Number NH30NE 13

NGR NH 38 08

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH30NE 13 38 08.

The motte built at Abertarff, at the southern end of Loch Ness (NH 3808) by the Berwickshire baron Thomas of Thirlestane was attacked by the native population in 1228. Thomas was slain and his castle razed.

G W S Barrow 1980; 1973


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