Lovat  Inverness Shire


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

Lovat, a place in Kirkhill parish, Inverness-shire, on the right bank of the river Beauly, opposite Beauly town, and 1¼ mile W by S of Clunes station. Here stood the baronial fortalice of Lovat, founded in 1230 by the Bissets, and conferred by James I. on Hugh Fraser, first Lord Lovat-a title attainted in 1747 and restored in 1857. (See Beaufort Castle.) Lovat Bridge, across the river Beauly , 1¾ mile WSW, was erected in 1810 at a cost of nearly £10, 000, and is a fine arched structure, with a waterway of 240 feet.—Ord. Sur., sh. 83, 1881.

Lovat through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lovat, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th May 2022

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