Place:


Ackergill  Caithness

 

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

Ackergill Tower, a mansion in Wick parish, Caithness, on the coast, 2½ miles N by W of Wiek. It stands on a rock close to the sea, a few feet above high water mark, and is partly an ancient, strong, three-storied tower, 65 feet high and 45 square, partly a recent castellated mansion. Once the seat of the Earls Marischal, and defended on all sides but that toward the sea by a moat 12 feet wide and 12 deep, it now belongs to Garden Duff-Dunbar, Esq. (b. 1838: suc. 1875), owner of 22,880 acres in the shire, valued at £11,046 per annum.

Additional information about this locality is available for Wick

Ackergill through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/26836

Date accessed: 16th November 2019


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