Moniack Castle

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Alternative Names Moniac Castle; 'Tower Of Wester Moniack'
Canmore ID 12730
Site Number NH54SE 7
NGR NH 55194 43626
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District INVERNESS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH54SE 7 55194 43626

The 'tower of Wester Moniack' was the seat of the Frasers of Strichen. (Monaick Castle - NH 5520 4360)
L Shaw 1882

The older part of the present house is probably early 17th century; L-chaped, harled, with a wide round staircase turret in corner which is corbelled out at the top into a square cap-house & modern battlements. At the back, a double bow fronted facade was added c. 1830, and a modern 2-story wing extends at the side. The kitchen wing is possible part of the original 17th c courtyard range.
SDD list 1964

As described above.
Visited by OS (A A) 21 April 1970.

Books and References

Close-Brooks, J (1995a) The Highlands, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series, ed. by Anna Ritchie Edinburgh
Page(s): (no. 36), 20, 22, 88-9 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 213 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

SDD (1960-) List of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest, (Lists held in Architectural Department of RCAHMS) Scottish Development Department
Page(s): list 1964

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