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Craig Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3109 / 57°18'39"N

Longitude: -2.8803 / 2°52'49"W

OS Eastings: 347068

OS Northings: 824826

OS Grid: NJ470248

Mapcode National: GBR M97D.K83

Mapcode Global: WH7M9.QHMQ

Entry Name: Craig Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333705

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2736

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auchindoir and Kearn

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

TOWER HOUSE:- dated 3rd quarter 16th century by Dr. Simpson.
3-storey and cape house L-plan 55'x43' on long sides;
closed parapet with continuous roof (originally intended
to be open, probably change of plan during construction).
Exterior harled, numerous gun-ports; crowsteps of wing
gable coped; moulded segment-headed doorway; turret at S.E.
and corbelled parapet on E. side main part; columbarium
S. gable.
INTERIOR:- yett extant; rib and groin vault within entrance
doorway, remainder of ground floor barrel-vaulted. Hall reduced
in size, receiled and refitted probably 1726, interesting
plan with wall chambers and mural gallery at 2nd floor.
GATEWAY. 1726, arched and rusticated 1726 and re-inserted 1667
coats of arms; ball-finials. 16th cent. figure putting shot
adjoins.
EAST WING. 1726 (probably); 3-storey 3-window (to E.)
57'5"x25'2" ashlar with margins, moulded eaves course;
alterations 1906, wallhead raised 1942 after fire damage
(originally very high peind roof). One good Adam-type chimney
piece and good stone stair with w.i. rail.
CENTRAL PART. 1832. Ascribed to Archibald Simpson by Dr.
Simpson (plasterwork similar to Newe) Single-storey ashlar
Jacobean, gutted 1942 and rebuilt.
WEST WING. 1908. Plain flat roofed 2-storey.

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