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TITLE
Vaulted Ceiling, Fortrose Cathedral
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_FORTROSE02
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22371
KEYWORDS
cathedrals
ceilings
memorials
Vaulted Ceiling, Fortrose Cathedral

Fortrose Cathedral was established by Bishop Robert in the 13th century, after the Bishops of Ross moved here from Rosemarkie. Building ceased during the Wars of Independence and was resumed in the late 14th century. Already in a state of disrepair after the Reformation, much of its red sandstone was removed by Oliver Cromwell's army and taken to build his fort at Inverness. The rest was taken by local villagers for their houses.

All that remains are the south aisle of the nave and the nearby sacristy (undercroft) of the chapter house. Within the aisles are three arched tombs: Euphemia, Countess of Ross, who was forced to marry Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch; Bishop Robert Cairncross, who died in 1545; and Bishop John Fraser, who died in 1507. The Cathedral contains many marble tablets commemorating members of the Seaforth Mackenzie family and a memorial, built c1800, to Sir Alexander Mackenzie of Coul

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Vaulted Ceiling, Fortrose Cathedral

ROSS: Rosemarkie

2000s

cathedrals; ceilings; memorials

Janine Donald

Fortrose Cathedral was established by Bishop Robert in the 13th century, after the Bishops of Ross moved here from Rosemarkie. Building ceased during the Wars of Independence and was resumed in the late 14th century. Already in a state of disrepair after the Reformation, much of its red sandstone was removed by Oliver Cromwell's army and taken to build his fort at Inverness. The rest was taken by local villagers for their houses.<br /> <br /> All that remains are the south aisle of the nave and the nearby sacristy (undercroft) of the chapter house. Within the aisles are three arched tombs: Euphemia, Countess of Ross, who was forced to marry Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch; Bishop Robert Cairncross, who died in 1545; and Bishop John Fraser, who died in 1507. The Cathedral contains many marble tablets commemorating members of the Seaforth Mackenzie family and a memorial, built c1800, to Sir Alexander Mackenzie of Coul