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Inverness, Castlehill, Castlehill House

Tower (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Site Name Inverness, Castlehill, Castlehill House

Classification Tower (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 13514

Site Number NH64SE 31

NGR NH 69674 44239

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH64SE 31 69674 44239

(NH 6967 4425) Castlehill [NR]

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Castlehill is said to have been fortified in ancient times, by a keep or tower of which no trace remains.

New Statistical Account (NSA, A Rose, A Clark, R Macpherson) 1845; OS Name Book 1868.

No further information was obtained regarding Castlehill. Only the main part of the house is of any great age; the two wings to the rear are of modern construction. No date stone was seen in the older part of the house but it would appear to be possibly of early 19th Century or late 18th Cent.

Visited by OS (W D J) 24 April 1962.


Field Visit (16 August 1943)

The earliest parts of this house are said to date from before 1745, but additions and modernizations have disguised any early architectural features.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG) 16 August 1943

Note (1979)

Castlehill NH 696 442 NH64SE 31

The 19th-century house of Castlehill may occupy the site of a 'keep or tower' mentioned in 1845.

NSA, xiv (Inverness), 15


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