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Fyrish Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Alness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6956 / 57°41'44"N

Longitude: -4.3376 / 4°20'15"W

OS Eastings: 260766

OS Northings: 869712

OS Grid: NH607697

Mapcode National: GBR H8ND.3T8

Mapcode Global: WH3D4.BTQV

Plus Code: 9C9QMMW6+6X

Entry Name: Fyrish Monument

Listing Name: Fyrish Monument

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330613

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB369

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Parish: Alness

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Late 18th century picturesque monument; line of 9 random
rubble circular piers, the centre 4 being linked by pointed
headed arches forming arcade with masonry rising in stumpy
sections above, giving unfinished, ruinous impression.

Statement of Interest

Commanding position on Cnoc Fyrish overlooking Cromarty

Firth. Said to have been constructed by General Sir Hector

Munro of Novar (1726-1805) who served in India, to represent

the gates of Negapatam, the scene of one of his Victories,

and to have provided work for local unemployed.

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