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TITLE
Keiss Castle
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_17_KIESCASTLE
PLACENAME
Keiss
DISTRICT
Caithness - Eastern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20528
KEYWORDS
castles
Baptists
clans
Keiss Castle

The original Keiss Castle was built by George, 5th Earl of Caithness (1582 to 1643). The exact date of construction is unknown.

A protracted legal dispute led to the Sinclair of Keiss estates being turned over to Campbell of Glenorchy. In the early 18th century the lands around Keiss were purchased by Sir William Sinclair of Dunbeath who, in 1752, sold his interests in Dunbeath making Keiss his family seat. It was here that Sinclair founded the first Baptist church in Scotland. He built the new Keiss Castle in 1755 a short distance from the original, and now decaying, structure. A decade later financial difficulties forced him to sell to the Sinclairs of Ulbster.


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Keiss Castle

CAITHNESS: Wick

castles; Baptists; clans

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

The original Keiss Castle was built by George, 5th Earl of Caithness (1582 to 1643). The exact date of construction is unknown.<br /> <br /> A protracted legal dispute led to the Sinclair of Keiss estates being turned over to Campbell of Glenorchy. In the early 18th century the lands around Keiss were purchased by Sir William Sinclair of Dunbeath who, in 1752, sold his interests in Dunbeath making Keiss his family seat. It was here that Sinclair founded the first Baptist church in Scotland. He built the new Keiss Castle in 1755 a short distance from the original, and now decaying, structure. A decade later financial difficulties forced him to sell to the Sinclairs of Ulbster. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.