Strathord Castle (site of)
Strathord Castle was a property of the Crichton family.
In the late 15th century Sir James Crichton of Strathord was in conflict with George Brown, Bishop of Dunkeld, regarding the lands of Mukkersy which the Bishop had accepted for himself and the church, and Crichton is said to have made life difficult for the Bishop’s tenants whenever possible, “especially those of Pettindyny and Kynvaid.”
In 1573 Sir Andrew Murray of Balvaird and Arngask granted a charter to his future wife, Margaret Crichton, daughter of John Crichton of Strathord.
The property passed to the family of Nairn of Mukkersy in the mid-17th century and the old castle was replaced by the mansion of Nairne House in 1710, but this has also since been demolished.
Alternative names for Strathord Castle
House of Nairne; Nairn; Nairne Castle; Nairne House; Old House of Nairne; Straithurd; Straithurde; Strathord; Strathurd; Strathure