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Latitude: 57.6213 / 57°37'16"N
Longitude: -3.0901 / 3°5'24"W
OS Eastings: 334986
OS Northings: 859555
OS Grid: NJ349595
Mapcode National: GBR L8QL.55Z
Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.HPRT
Plus Code: 9C9RJWC5+GX
Entry Name: Tower, Gordon Castle
Listing Name: Gordon Castle Tower
Listing Date: 26 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332275
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1596
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Banffshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Tall rubble tower of 6 storeys, 2 storeys at ground probably incorporating remains of late medieval castle, rubble built, with present tower said to date from 1540 with subsequent 18th, 19th
century modifications and circa 1960 demolition of much surrounding 18th century work.
Ashlar upper storeys with cable moulded string courses. Fenestration probably regularised in 18th century; multi-pane glazing to sash and case windows; remodelled crenellated upper storey with corbelled angle turrets.
Original stronghold of the Earls and Marquises of Gordon, formerly called the Bog o' Gight. The Slezer engraving shows the former castle in Renaissance grandeur before the Baxter work which incorporated the tower as centre piece in 1769, but which was in large part demolished circa 1960, leaving one range as the present Gordon Castle (see separate listing) and the tower as a detached structure.
Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88
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