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Cluny Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2044 / 57°12'15"N

Longitude: -2.5164 / 2°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 368900

OS Northings: 812743

OS Grid: NJ689127

Mapcode National: GBR X2.QSD5

Mapcode Global: WH8P6.95ZV

Entry Name: Cluny Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333923

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2949

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cluny

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Parish: Cluny

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

John Smith 1836-40 incorporating Z-plan castle of 1604 (probably by I. Bol) refaced and largely refenestrated at W. 3 storey, towers 4/5 storey. Castellated ashlar neo-Tudor with corbelled angle features crenellated parapets and machicolated round towers; symmetrical front with porch of 3 semi-elliptical arches between twin towers of which

western is of 1604 with completely rebuilt top. Back wings enclosing court, large neo-perpendicular chapel with apse and stone tracery. Interior Graeco-Renaissance:- octagonal entrance hall with red granite antae, spectacular stair-case with carved wooden balustrade panels, 1st floor and corridor Corinthian; rich plasterwork in drawing room; notable

circular room with tent ceiling.

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