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Castle Forbes

A Category B Listed Building in Keig, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2613 / 57°15'40"N

Longitude: -2.6291 / 2°37'44"W

OS Eastings: 362148

OS Northings: 819130

OS Grid: NJ621191

Mapcode National: GBR M9WJ.D9J

Mapcode Global: WH8NR.LR79

Entry Name: Castle Forbes

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341311

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9058

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Keig

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Archibald Simpson 1815-21, completed John Smith after trouble
over N. staircase. Baronial of Tudorish pattern with round
arches, 4-storey circular S.W. angle tower battlemented;
squared granite, simple detail. Later centre porch removed,
ground floor windows of S.E. bay remodelled and internal
alterations recently.
Simple classical interior with distinctive detail and
joinery, square S. staircase with coffered cove and dome,
elliptical N. staircase.

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