Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Erchless Castle

Erchless Castle, a mansion in Kiltarlity parish, Inverness-shire, near the left bank of the Beauly, 5 furlongs N of the confluence of the Glass and the Farrar, and 10 miles WSW of Beauly town. A modernised, yet still a stately old pile, lofty and narrow, it stands in a fine park, completely encircled by wooded hills. From the 15th century onwards it has been the seat of the Chisholms, one of whom vaunted that in all the world there were but three entitled to the designation ` The - the Pope, the King, and the Chisholm. They were zealous Jacobites, garrisoning their castle after Killiecrankie, and fighting at Sheriffmuir and Culloden. The Chisholm of to-day, James Sutherland Chisholm (b. 1806; suc. 1859), holds 94, 328 acres in the shire, valued at £6566 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 83, 1881.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Inverness Shire ScoCnty

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