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Inshoch Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Inshoch Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 15557

Site Number NH95NW 3

NGR NH 93646 56700

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Auldearn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH95NW 3 93643 56696.

(NH 9364 5669) Castle (NR) (rems of)

OS 1:10,000 map (1977)

Inshoch Castle, originally on the Z-plan apparently dates from the second half of the 16th century, with a later addition on the W.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

Inshoch Castle, generally as described by MacGibbon and Ross, has deteriorated greatly since their visit. The newel staircase in the N has collapsed and the later addition on the W is reduced to ground level.

Visited by OS (RL) 11 December 1970

Photographed by the RCAHMS (flown 1976).

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Architecture Notes



1 drawing 5th October Vol.1, No.2

1 drawing 5th October Vol.1 no.12


Field Visit (March 1978)

Inshoch Castle NH 936 566 NH95NW 3

This is a Z-plan tower-house, apparently of late 16th-century date, but with later additions on the W side. The structure is slowly becoming ruinous.

RCAHMS 1978, visited March 1978

MacGibbon and Ross 1887-92, ii, 246-8


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