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TITLE
Ground plan of Fortrose Cathedral, Black Isle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_458_P022
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
1885
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31224
KEYWORDS
Fortrose Cathedral
Black Isle
Angus Beaton
Reformation
Oliver Cromwell
zoomable

This ground plan of Fortrose Cathedral gives an impression of the original building. It is taken from Angus J Beaton's 'Illustrated Guide to Fortrose and Vicinity, with an appendix on the Antiquities of the Black Isle', published in Inverness in 1885.

The cathedral was built in 1250, but little of the original building still exists.

The areas outlined in black are the buildings which are still standing - the south aisle to the chancel, the south aisle to the nave, and the detached chapter house. The earliest surviving part of the cathedral is the undercroft of the chapter house which dates from around 1235. The rest of the remains date from the late 14th and early 15th centuries.

The cathedral fell into disrepair at the time of the Reformation but was partially repaired. It is said that much of the masonry was removed by Cromwell in the 1650s to build his fort at Inverness

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Ground plan of Fortrose Cathedral, Black Isle

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1880s

Fortrose Cathedral; Black Isle; Angus Beaton; Reformation; Oliver Cromwell; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

This ground plan of Fortrose Cathedral gives an impression of the original building. It is taken from Angus J Beaton's 'Illustrated Guide to Fortrose and Vicinity, with an appendix on the Antiquities of the Black Isle', published in Inverness in 1885. <br /> <br /> The cathedral was built in 1250, but little of the original building still exists.<br /> <br /> The areas outlined in black are the buildings which are still standing - the south aisle to the chancel, the south aisle to the nave, and the detached chapter house. The earliest surviving part of the cathedral is the undercroft of the chapter house which dates from around 1235. The rest of the remains date from the late 14th and early 15th centuries.<br /> <br /> The cathedral fell into disrepair at the time of the Reformation but was partially repaired. It is said that much of the masonry was removed by Cromwell in the 1650s to build his fort at Inverness