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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333705
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2736
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Auchindoir and Kearn
Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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
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
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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