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TITLE
The Castle of Invermoriston on the banks of Loch Ness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1480_19
PLACENAME
Invermoriston
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1848
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31458
KEYWORDS
Invermoriston Castle
Glenmoriston Castle
castles
Grant of Glenmoriston
buildings
clans
The Castle of Invermoriston on the banks of Loch Ness

Illustration of Invermoriston Castle, visited by Herbert Byng Hall in his book 'Highland Sports and Highland Quarters'.

The ancient castle of Glenmoriston, or Invermoriston, was built by John Grant between 1440 and 1450. During the Jacobite Rising of 1715 the castle was burnt down by government troops and the lands forfeited to the Crown. The land was bought back and a new structure built but was also burnt down in the 1745 Jacobite Rising and the lands again forfeited to the Crown.

The Grants of Glenmoriston were the only Grants to fight on the Jacobite side and their name was prominent on the Bill of Punishment. Their name was later mysteriously erased and the Grants reclaimed the land

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The Castle of Invermoriston on the banks of Loch Ness

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1840s

Invermoriston Castle; Glenmoriston Castle; castles; Grant of Glenmoriston; buildings; clans

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Illustration of Invermoriston Castle, visited by Herbert Byng Hall in his book 'Highland Sports and Highland Quarters'. <br /> <br /> The ancient castle of Glenmoriston, or Invermoriston, was built by John Grant between 1440 and 1450. During the Jacobite Rising of 1715 the castle was burnt down by government troops and the lands forfeited to the Crown. The land was bought back and a new structure built but was also burnt down in the 1745 Jacobite Rising and the lands again forfeited to the Crown. <br /> <br /> The Grants of Glenmoriston were the only Grants to fight on the Jacobite side and their name was prominent on the Bill of Punishment. Their name was later mysteriously erased and the Grants reclaimed the land