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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
1754
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 north-west and south-west views of Inverness Castle from across the river. An arrow in the river gives the direction of flow.

The first castle on this site was built by Malcolm III in the 11th century. During the turbulent and often violent history of Inverness, it was later destroyed and rebuilt several times. The building shown here was being refurbished on the orders of George I as a stronghold against the Jacobites after the 1715 Rising. It was later destroyed by them during the 1745 Rising then left in ruins until 1833, when the present castle was built. It currently contains council offices and the Inverness Sheriff Court.

These illustrations were from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London', published anonymously in 1754 and written 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 north-west and south-west views of Inverness Castle from across the river. An arrow in the river gives the direction of flow.<br /> <br /> The first castle on this site was built by Malcolm III in the 11th century. During the turbulent and often violent history of Inverness, it was later destroyed and rebuilt several times. The building shown here was being refurbished on the orders of George I as a stronghold against the Jacobites after the 1715 Rising. It was later destroyed by them during the 1745 Rising then left in ruins until 1833, when the present castle was built. It currently contains council offices and the Inverness Sheriff Court.<br /> <br /> These illustrations were from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London', published anonymously in 1754 and written by Edmund Burt, who died in 1755