Old Corrimony House and Graveyard

The Barony of Corrimony was award by James IV to the Grant family in 1509

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Barony of Corrimony also spelled Corriemony was created in 1509 and awarded to the Grant Clan by James IV.

Old Corrimony House was built in 1740 and the estate was later sold to Thomas Ogilvy in 1835.

It is said to be the oldest surviving house in Glen Urquhart. The story goes that this house was to be burnt down in July of 1746 along with all the others when raided by Kingston’s Regiment of Light Horse. However, the officer in charge of the job of burning it down, who was an Ogilvie, was related to Alexander Grant of Corrimony’s wife Jane, who was also an Ogilvie, and due to that connection it was spared from the flames.

There was another Corrimony House, not to be confused with this one, which was a rather grand Victorian building built around 1840. The house was comprehensively burnt in an electrical fire in 1951, lying as a ruined shell which was adapted for use as a barn until the site was cleared in about 1981.

Mony’s Stone is nearby, an ancient marker for the burial place of Mony, ‘a son of one of the Kings of Denmark’ an early Viking raider who became separated from his ship at Crinan and fled up the Great Glen with his sister and his men.

The nearby graveyard also shown in the pictures above contains many Grant graves and is believed to have been part of St Curitan’s Chapel.

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Old Corrimony House is now a private property and not open to the public however the nearby graveyard can be visited and contains many Grant graves. Whilst on route to this site you pass the Neolithic (3000 BC – AD 700) Corrimony chambered cairn.