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Castle Fraser

A Category A Listed Building in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333899

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2924

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cluny

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Original name Michal in Mar

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