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Pitcaple Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3245 / 57°19'28"N

Longitude: -2.4545 / 2°27'16"W

OS Eastings: 372730

OS Northings: 826084

OS Grid: NJ727260

Mapcode National: GBR N99C.89P

Mapcode Global: WH8NN.85G9

Entry Name: Pitcaple Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333802

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2830

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Chapel Of Garioch

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: West Garioch

Parish: Chapel Of Garioch

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Tower house late 15th century originally with open parapet, reconstructed as Z-plan house with round angle towers and

S.E. angle turret early 17th century 4-storey with 5-storey

towers entrance in S.W. stair tower, harled and crow-stepped.

2-storey S.W. addition with new entrance porch and turret in

angle, William Burn for Hugh Lumsden 1830, angle turret

raised and some original ground floor openings blocked

(recently re-opened) same date. Further additions and service

court, red granite Corinthian columns in hall at stair

Duncan MacMillan 1870.

Statement of Interest

For original house only. The Burn and MacMillan interior work

is of good quality but Burn's exterior has been spoiled by

the original glazing on the south and west sides. The

icehouse has collapsed. The Castle was originally built by the

Leslies, granted the lands 1457. Queen Mary stayed here 1562;

HQ of Marquis of Huntly 1639. Montrose and Charles II lodged

here 1644; estate passed to Jane Lumsden (nee Leslie) 1757.

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