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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Castle
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Castle

This is a painting belonging to the MacLeods of Cadboll. It shows the 13th century "Inverbrachy Castle" and the beautiful Georgian mansion built by Sir John Gordon. The early castle was destroyed by fire in 1801 and the Georgian house was pulled down in 1873 to make room for the Victorian Gothic Invergordon Castle. The MacLeods of Cadboll were the only family to live in all three edifices.
Picture added on 18 April 2004
Does anyone know the current whereabouts of this painting?
Added by Rosemary Yallop on 07 October 2009
Confusing - can anyone please confirm this pic/painting & my "castle history"?! It seems there were THREE separate "Invergordon Castle" edifices at different times PLUS the 20th century "House of Roskeen" which still exists in the grounds. 1)Original 13th century "Inverbrachy" Castle (later known as Inverbreakie) destroyed by fire 1801, 2)Georgian Mansion built by Sir Gordon (who seemingly named "Invergordon" after himself!)demolished 1873, 3)Victorian Mansion, demolished 1928. 4) Present 20th century "House of Roskeen" (near the "Games Field"), being that the pic is from a painting I'm wondering if 2artistic licence" has perhaps been used? The huge "castle" at rear looks very similar to Balnagowan to me,also the "front" one looks similar to original
Tarbat/"Milntown" (Kildary)!?
Added by Dave Fleming on 29 January 2015
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