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Brechin Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Brechin, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.729 / 56°43'44"N

Longitude: -2.6589 / 2°39'31"W

OS Eastings: 359782

OS Northings: 759892

OS Grid: NO597598

Mapcode National: GBR WW.Z4LC

Mapcode Global: WH8RG.444B

Entry Name: Brechin Castle

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336349

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5030

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Parish: Brechin

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

Quadrangular. W (entrance) frontage 3-storey 11-window
ashlar, centre 3 raised and pedimented with carved
tympanum dated 1711: circular angle towers with conical
roofs and dragon weather vanes. Battlemented flank walls
added mid 19th cent. S. side: 17th cent. remodelled 1854
with long gallery to courtyard and tower addition 1863
on S: S.E. angle early 19th cent. incorporating
fragments of older castle, remodelled 1854-63. E wing
1854-63; N. wing 2-storey with pend, early 19th cent.
raised to 3-storey c. 1854-63. Fine interiors: some 18th
cent. in W. wing, remainder 1854-63 with fine ceilings
cast from moulds made from 16th cent. originals. Archt.
of 1854-63 alterations and additions John Henderson,
Edinburgh.

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