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Latheron Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Latheron Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Lat 254a; Latheron Mains

Canmore ID 8131

Site Number ND13SE 15

NGR ND 1991 3344

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND13SE 15 1991 3344

(ND 1991 3344) Latheron Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1979).

See also ND13SE 142.

The fragmentary ruins of Latheron Castle consist of a portion of the N angle of a rectangular building with some 15ft of the NE wall, about 7ft thick. A large part of this wall was blown down subsequent to the visit by the RCAHMS in July 1910. In 1726, this castle was said to be standing though ruinous. Nothing was then known of its history.

W Macfarlane 1906-8; RCAHMS 1911.

Only a portion of rough walling, 8.0m long, 2.2m thick and 2.0m high, remains at the site.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 March 1968.

Latheron Mains farmhouse (ND 1990 3344) is built on the remains of part of Latheron Castle.

C Batey 1982.

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (N K B) 7 December 1982.

Latheron Castle (remains of) [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, May 2010.


Project (1980 - 1982)


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