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Latitude: 57.203 / 57°12'10"N
Longitude: -2.4605 / 2°27'37"W
OS Eastings: 372276
OS Northings: 812557
OS Grid: NJ722125
Mapcode National: GBR X5.7TDQ
Mapcode Global: WH8P7.56LZ
Entry Name: Castle Fraser
Listing Date: 16 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333899
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2924
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Westhill and District
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Large 4-storey and attic Z-plan main tower house with wings
enclosing N. courtyard. Probably originally designd c. 1576
by Thomas Leiper, W (Michael) tower being built first, with
part of centre block shortly there after: extended to present
Z-plan c.1592, hall paved by James Leiper 1614, elaborate
upper parts with coat of arms completed by I (John)
Bol 1617-18 (inscription and date). Wings or Laich Biggings
1621-36 (dated ) probably James Leiper. Centre block 54'
x 32'10" square tower 31' round tower 28' dia. 77' high.
Hall vaulted with "laird's lug". Some late 18th century
interior work, probably dating from 1795 when large domed
staircase and arcades were inserted in court (recently
removed) and fine S. doorway with cavetto splay. N. gate and
flanking buildings c.1820, bellcote features older re-used.
Original name Michal in Mar
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