Maps, Plans and Archives
16th century Timothy Pont Map of Cathenesia
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey, 1747-1755
1871 survey, 1st Edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1877
1871 survey, 1st Edition OS 1:2500 (25"), publication date n/a
1905 survey, 2nd Edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1907
1905 survey, 2nd Edition OS 1:2500 (25"), published 1906
Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, National Monuments Record of Scotland: Photographic collection
Historic Scotland on Behalf of the Scottish Ministers, The List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Beaton, E. Caithness: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (1996)
Close-Brookes, J. The Highlands (1995)
Coventry, M. The Castles of Scotland (1997)
Donald, D. Dunbeath Estate: Assessment of Castle Policies and Gardens (Typescript 1993)
Dunbeath Estate, Caithness, Sales Particulars (1995)
Gifford, J. The Buildings of Scotland: Highlands and Islands (1992), p.116
Groome, F. Ordnance Gazetteer (1882), p.409
Morrison, A. Dunbeath. A Cultural Landscape (1996)
Scottish Natural Heritage, Caithness and Sutherland, landscape character assessment (1998)
Tranter, N. The Fortified House in Scotland, vol. 5, (1962-70)
About the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.
We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.
The inventory is a list of Scotland's most important gardens and designed landscapes. We maintain the inventory under the terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
We add sites of national importance to the inventory using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)
The information in the inventory record gives an indication of the national importance of the site(s). It is not a definitive account or a complete description of the site(s). The format of records has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
Enquiries about development proposals, such as those requiring planning permission, on or around inventory sites should be made to the planning authority. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications of this type.
Find out more about the inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.