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Belskavie Tower

A Category C Listed Building in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0925 / 57°5'32"N

Longitude: -2.2939 / 2°17'37"W

OS Eastings: 382291

OS Northings: 800202

OS Grid: NJ822002

Mapcode National: GBR XF.19HK

Mapcode Global: WH8PP.QZWQ

Entry Name: Belskavie Tower

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334059

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3078

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drumoak

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Parish: Drumoak

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Early 19th century in present form. Squat square 2-storey tower, plain rubble-built with corbelled and crenellated parapet. Roofless.

Statement of Interest

Belskavie Tower is a significant feature in the landscape and is likely to date from the early 19th century in its present crenellated form. It appears on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map as a 'mock ruin' which may contradict the opinion in 'General View of Architecture in Aberdeenshire' (p160, reference from former list description) that it is believed to be a watch tower of early date. Fraser noted that it had been restored twice within memory (reference from former list description).

Owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.

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