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TITLE
Two views of Inverness Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_130_P040
PLACENAME
Inverness Castle
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1760
PERIOD
1720s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30903
KEYWORDS
Inverness Castle
castles
Sheriff Courts
courts
offices
Jacobites
Two views of Inverness Castle

These two illustrations show the north-west and the south-west prospect of Inverness castle viewed from across the river. A small arrow in the river demonstrates which way the river is flowing.

The first castle to be built on this site was built by Malcolm III in the 11th century. Due to Inverness' turbulent and often violent history the castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times.

The castle in this picture was, at the time, being refurbished on orders of George I as a stronghold against the Jacobites after the 1715 Jacobite Rising. The building was later destroyed by Jacobites during the 1745 Rising and left in ruins until 1833 when the present castle was built.

The present building houses Council Offices and the Inverness Sheriff Court.

These illustrations were 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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Two views of Inverness Castle

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1720s

Inverness Castle; castles; Sheriff Courts; courts; offices; Jacobites

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

These two illustrations show the north-west and the south-west prospect of Inverness castle viewed from across the river. A small arrow in the river demonstrates which way the river is flowing.<br /> <br /> The first castle to be built on this site was built by Malcolm III in the 11th century. Due to Inverness' turbulent and often violent history the castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times.<br /> <br /> The castle in this picture was, at the time, being refurbished on orders of George I as a stronghold against the Jacobites after the 1715 Jacobite Rising. The building was later destroyed by Jacobites during the 1745 Rising and left in ruins until 1833 when the present castle was built.<br /> <br /> The present building houses Council Offices and the Inverness Sheriff Court.<br /> <br /> These illustrations were 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