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Elgin, Lady Hill

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    ELGIN CASTLE; CASTLE OF ELGIN
  • Canmore ID
    16686
  • Site type
    CASTLE (MEDIEVAL), MOTTE (MEDIEVAL)(POSSIBLE)
  • Parish
    ELGIN
  • Council
    MORAY
  • NGR
    NJ 2118 6281
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.648283N, 3.322213W
  • Archaeological notes
    NJ26SW 7 2118 6281 (NJ 2118 6281) Elgin Castle (NR) (Ruins) OS 6" map, Morayshire, 2nd ed., (1906) For watching brief at NJ 2110 6282, see also NJ26SW 119. For (1858) excavations, see NJ26SW 14. For cross fragment found at Elgin Castle see (NJ26SW 7.01). The castle chapel was dedicated to the Virgin Mary J S Richardson and H B Mackintosh 1950. The Castle of Elgin was a stronghold at a very early date and became a royal fortress in the 12th century. It was occupied by Edward I of England. The Castle appears to have been a ruin since the 15th century, and so little now remains of its buildings that it is impossible to say to what period the few surviving fragments belong. The walls at the NE angle may represent the foundations of the great tower. R G Cant and I G Lindsay 1954.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1388944 (21/2/1943)
    RAF WW II vertical air photograph of the central area of Elgin. Visible is the area around Lady Hill and the Castle.
  • 928385 (21/2/1943)
    Scanned image of RAF WW II vertical air photograph of the central area of Elgin. Visible is the High Street with St Giles Church, Castle, Lady Hill, gasworks and Elgin City football ground.
  • 1245620 (25/8/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Lady Hill, Elgin, centred on the Duke of Gordon Monument and remains of of the castle, taken from the NNW.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 16686 (21/2/1943)
    RAF WW II vertical air photograph of the central area of Elgin. Visible is the area around Lady Hill and the Castle.
  • 16686 (25/8/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Lady Hill, Elgin, centred on the Duke of Gordon Monument and remains of of the castle, taken from the NNW.
  • 16686 (3/10/1990)
    View from S.
  • 16686 (21/2/1943)
    RAF WW II vertical air photograph of the central area of Elgin. Visible is the High Street with St Giles Church, Castle, Lady Hill, gasworks and Elgin City football ground.
  • 16686 (16/8/1978)
    Elgin, oblique air photograph of town and motte (Ladyhill).
  • 16686 (1978)
    Aerial view.
  • 16686 (1978)
    Aerial view.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1050346 (7/7/2006)
    General oblique aerial view of the town centred on the church with the remains of the castle in the foreground, taken from the WSW.
  • 1050344 (7/7/2006)
    Oblique aerial view of the town centred on the monument and remains of the castle, taken from the NW.
  • 1050341 (7/7/2006)
    General oblique aerial view of the town centred on the church with the monument and remains of the castle in the background, taken from the NE.
  • 1050339 (7/7/2006)
    Oblique aerial view of the town centred on the monument and remains of the castle, taken from the ESE.
  • 1235753 (13/5/2011)
    View of fragment with small incised cross (including scale)
  • 1235752 (13/5/2011)
    View of fragment with small incised cross

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 16686 ()
    Post-excavation archive: Correspondence relating to the publication of the excavations at 115 and 123-133 High Street, Elgin and the castle at Ladyhill, Elgin.
  • 16686 ()
    Post-excavation archive: Animal bone data and results from the excavations at 115 and 123-133 High Street, Elgin and the excavation at the castle at Ladyhill, Elgin. Includes Handwritten Notes on Trenches D, E, G and E/G on High Street, Elgin; Handwritten identification Records and first draft report for Ladyhill.
  • 16686 (11/1973)
    Post-excavation archive: Pottery data and results from the excavations at 115 and 123-133 High Street, Elgin and the excavation at the castle at Ladyhill, Elgin. Includes Pottery Report; Handwritten Notes; Pottery Group sheets and Pottery Analysis sheets for trenches D, E and G for High Street, Elgin and the Preliminary List of Pottery from Ladyhill.
  • 16686 (1998)
    Publication archive: Draft version of ‘The Archaeology of Elgin – Recent Excavations on Ladyhill and in the High Street, with an Overview of the Archaeology of the Burgh’.
  • 16686 (4/10/1995)
    Publication archive: Publication plan of Elgin excavation and Draft version of ‘A New Look at Old Elgin’.
  • 16686 (1973)
    Post-excavation archive: Site reports for the excavation of the castle at Ladyhill, Elgin. Includes ‘The Excavation of Elgin Castle: an Interim Statement, 1973-73’ and ‘Excavations on Ladyhill, Elgin, 1973-73’.
  • 16686 (2003)
    Post-excavation archive: Archive list for the excavation at 115 and 123-133 High Street, Elgin and list of reports and drawings for the excavation of the castle at Ladyhill, Elgin.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 16686 (7/1972)
    W section of trench. CI, CIX.
  • 16686 (7/1972)
    Plans of trenches and sections of post holes.
  • 16686 (7/1972)
    Excavations. Mechanical copy of site plan.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Elgin, Sheet VII1868-70

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Elgin, Sheet 007.161868