Foulis  Ross and Cromarty


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Foulis like this:

Foulis Castle, a mansion in Kiltearn parish, Rossshire, standing ¾ mile NW of, and 200 feet above, the Cromarty Firth, close to whose shore is Foulis station on the Highland railway, 2 miles SSW of Evanton or Novar, and 4¼ . NNE of Dingwall. A splendid pile, with beautiful grounds, it is the seat of Sir Charles Munro, ninth Bart. ...

since 1634 (b.1795; suc. 1848), the chief of the clan Munro, who, after serving under Wellington, was made a Columbian general by Bolivar in 1818, and who owns 4458 acres in the shire, valued at £3781 per annum. The Foulis estate has been held by the Munroes since early in the 12th century, on the tenure of furnishing a snowball, if required, at midsummer. They fought at Bannockburn, Halidon Hill, Harlaw, Pinkie, Fontenoy, and Falkirk; and Robert Munro, the eighteenth or ' Black ' Baron, with 700 men from his own estate, served under the ' Immortal ' Gustavus, and died of a wound at Ulm in 1633. The Munroes' slogan is ' Castle Foulis in flames.'-Ord. Sur., sh. 93,1881.

Foulis through time

Foulis is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Foulis itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Foulis, in Highland and Ross and Cromarty | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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