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TITLE
Plan of the Town of Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_130_P001
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1760
PERIOD
1750s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30902
KEYWORDS
plans
towns
keys
rivers
buildings
streets
cities
burghs
capitals
Royal Burghs
zoomable

Inverness lies at the head of the Great Glen on the banks of the River Ness. It is often referred to as the capital of the Highlands.

The plan shows, clearly, the layout of the town in the 1750s. The numbered key at the bottom of the plan corresponds to numbers on the plan showing important streets and buildings, such as Inverness Castle, the County Gaol and the Town House. The River Ness is towards the top of the plan and includes a small arrow showing the direction in which it flows.

Inverness was established as a Royal Burgh by King David in 1158 and was granted city status in 2000 as one of three Millennium Cities.

This illustration was taken from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London'. The letters, which were published anonymously, are by Edmund Burt, who died in 1755

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Plan of the Town of Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1750s

plans; towns; keys; rivers; buildings; streets; cities; burghs; capitals; Royal Burghs; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

Inverness lies at the head of the Great Glen on the banks of the River Ness. It is often referred to as the capital of the Highlands.<br /> <br /> The plan shows, clearly, the layout of the town in the 1750s. The numbered key at the bottom of the plan corresponds to numbers on the plan showing important streets and buildings, such as Inverness Castle, the County Gaol and the Town House. The River Ness is towards the top of the plan and includes a small arrow showing the direction in which it flows.<br /> <br /> Inverness was established as a Royal Burgh by King David in 1158 and was granted city status in 2000 as one of three Millennium Cities.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London'. The letters, which were published anonymously, are by Edmund Burt, who died in 1755