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Balfluig Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Alford, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2243 / 57°13'27"N

Longitude: -2.6866 / 2°41'11"W

OS Eastings: 358640

OS Northings: 815044

OS Grid: NJ586150

Mapcode National: GBR M9QM.HZJ

Mapcode Global: WH7MS.PPW5

Entry Name: Balfluig Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334289

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3278

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alford

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Dated 1556 on voussoirs of doorway. L-plan, 3-storey
with tall slim S.E. tower 5-storey; unusual plan with
circular stair tower linking the two, prison cell in
thickness of staircase wall. Roughly built of pinned boulder
rubble; dressings part granite, part sandstone; angles
rounded, corbelled to square near wallhead; corbels for
brattice at 2nd floor level on E. Interior altered and roof
ruinous (1965).

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