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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333802
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2830
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Chapel Of Garioch
Electoral Ward: West Garioch
Parish: Chapel Of Garioch
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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.