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Drum Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.095 / 57°5'41"N

Longitude: -2.338 / 2°20'16"W

OS Eastings: 379620

OS Northings: 800494

OS Grid: NJ796004

Mapcode National: GBR XB.J5B7

Mapcode Global: WH8PP.1XZS

Entry Name: Drum Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334097

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3113

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drumoak

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Tower c 1280-1300, 53' x 40' x 70' high rubble-built with rounded corners, corbelled original battlements. Vaulted basement, two vaults above both originally divided by timber floors; wheel stair 1st floor to battlements; hall and solar provided with inner plaster vault and fitted out as library c 1840. Large 2-storey and basement (E. part 3-storey and basement) mansion added, main front faces S. with square angle towers,

harled, sculptured dormer heads: Centre architraved doorpiece inserted, steps to main floor and main floor windows enlarged c 1800. Courtyard with brewhouse at NE and original gateway in W. wall. New courtyard entrance, staircase and corridors added to N side of 1619 wing, NW part of courtyard rebuilt with new N gateway and angle tower David Bryce 1875.

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