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Inverness-shire Mainland volume 26

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/17/26/1 FORT GEORGE Fort George Fort George Fort George Lieut [Lieutenant] McCallum Commanding R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr Edes Clerk of Works Barrack Sergeant Davidson 001 ; 001 A large irregular and strong fortress, built on a cape jutting into the Moray Firth and forming the Northern point of Ardersier Parish, commenced in the year 1748 and completed about 20 years after, it consists of 7 Bastions, 5 Curtains and 1 Ravelin, the land front is the only regular built portion of the Fortress and consists of 2 half bastions, Curtain, Main Ditch (which can be flooded) Revelin, [continued on page 2]
OS1/17/26/1 [Page] 1 Fort George Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness
OS1/17/26/2 FORT GEORGE Fort George Fort George Fort George Lieut [Lieutenant] McCallum Commanding R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr Edes Clerk of Works Barrack Sergeant Davidson 001 ; 001 and covered way. The re-entering places of arms are also fortified, North and South are defended, each, by two fronts and the West by three Bastions, there are embrasures for mounting 57 Guns, and 5 platforms for guns without embrasures. These guns are used for firing salutes, also 4 mortar platforms. There has been recently added to the defences of the Sea front 9. 68 pounder Armstrong Guns on traversing platforms. The North & South Curtains are Casemated and numbered from 1 to 54 but are now unfit for occupation some of the apartments are used as stores. Under the new regulations for the accomodation of troops there is only room for 978 Officers and men, and stabling for 20 horses.
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OS1/17/26/4 H.R.H. LEOPOLD G.F. PRINCE OF SAXE COBURG'S RAVELIN [Fort George] H.R.H. Leopold G.F. Prince of Saxe Coburg Ravelin H.R.H. Leopold G.F. Prince of Saxe Coburg Ravelin H.R.H. Leopold G.F. Prince of Saxe Coburg Ravelin Name cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr. Edes. Clerk of Works. 001 The only Ravelin of Fort George it has 8 embrasures and the same no. of gun platforms and is surrounded by at ditch which could be flooded.
OS1/17/26/4 PRINCE FREDERICK WILLIAM'S BASTION [Fort George] Prince Fredrick William's Bastion Prince Fredrick William's Bastion Prince Fredrick William's Bastion Name cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr. Edes. Clerk of Works. 001 The South west Bastion of Fort George. It has 4 gun Platforms 1 of which is traversing. No. of embrasures 4.
OS1/17/26/4 [Page] 4 Fort George. Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness
OS1/17/26/5 FORT GEORGE FERRY Fort George Ferry Fort George Ferry Fort George Ferry New Statistical Acct. [Account] Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum Mr. Edes 001 This ferry connects the eastern part of Inverness with Ross, and the Northern Counties.
OS1/17/26/5 PRINCE OF WALES' BASTION [Fort George] Prince of Wales's Bastion Prince of Wales's Bastion Prince of Wales's Bastion Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum Mr. Edes Barrack Sergeant Name on Salient Angle 001 This name applies to the South East Bastion of Fort George, it has embrasures for mounting 12 guns. Platforms for 2 mortars, at the Salient angle are four guns without embrasures used for firing Salutes, name after the eldest son of George the Second.
OS1/17/26/5 5 Fort George Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness
OS1/17/26/6 PRINCE HENRY FREDERICK'S BASTION [Fort George] 099
OS1/17/26/6 PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY'S BASTION [Fort George] Prince William Henry's Bastion Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum Mr Edes Name on Salient Angle 001 This name applies to the South Bastion of the Fortress, the parapets are pierced for 9 guns. The grand Magazine is within this work.
OS1/17/26/6 6 Fort George Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness
OS1/17/26/6 PRINCE HENRY FREDERICK'S BASTION [Fort George] - entry for this is listed on table but is not on the original page.
OS1/17/26/7 DUKE OF CUMBERLAND'S BASTION [Fort George] Duke of Cumberland's Bastion Duke of Cumberland's Bastion Duke of Cumberland's Bastion Name Cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr Edes. Clerk of Works 001 The northeast Bastion of Fort George, it is named after the 2nd Son of George the 2nd whose title was Duke of Cumberland it has 15 gun Platforms, 3 of which are traversing and 2 for Mortars. No. [Number] of embrasures 12.
OS1/17/26/7 7 Fort George Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness Prince Henry Frederick's Bastion Prince Henry Frederick's Bastion Prince Henry Frederick's Bastion Name cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr. Edes. Clerk of Works The north Bastion of Fort George. It has 8 gun Platforms 3 of which are traversing. No. [Number] of embrasures 8.
OS1/17/26/7 Prince Henry Frederick's Bastion - not listed on table but is listed on original page - transcribed in continued entries.
OS1/17/26/8 DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH'S BASTION [Fort George] Duke of Marlborough's Bastion Duke of Marlborough's Bastion Duke of Marlborough's Bastion Name cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr Edes. Clerk of Works. 001 The North west Bastion of Fort George. It has 4 gun platforms 1 of which is traversing. No. [Number] of embrasures 4. It is named after the great Duke of Marlborough
OS1/17/26/8 8 Fort George Parish of Ardersier County of Inverness Point Bastion Point Bastion Point Bastion Name cut on Salient Angle Lieut. [Lieutenant] McCallum R.A. [Royal Artillery] Mr Edes. Clerk of Works The west Bastion of Fort George it has 9 gun platform 1 of which is traversing. It has 13 embrasures 4 of which are in Casements. Its name derived from its position
OS1/17/26/8 1. Point Bastion - not listed on table but is listed on original page - transcribed in continued entries. 2. Page signed: CW Wilson Cap. R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers]
OS1/17/26/9 [page]9 1/500 Scale [date stamp Ordnance Survey M.S. Store 16 OCT 1902 Southampton] NAME BOOK OF FORT GEORGE IN THE PARISH OF ARDERSIER IN THE CO [County] OF INVERNESS
OS1/17/26/10 Names of Objects -- Pages Duke of Cumberland's Bastion -- 7 Duke of Marlborough's Bastion -- 8 Fort George -- 1 Fort George Ferry -- 5 H.R.H. Leopold G.F. Prince of Saxe Coburg's Ravelin -- 4 Point Bastion -- 8 Prince of Wales' Bastion -- 5 Prince Henry Frederick's Bastion -- 6 Prince Frederick William's Bastion -- 4 Prince William Henry's Bastion -- 6