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Arnage Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Ellon, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.4237 / 57°25'25"N

Longitude: -2.1099 / 2°6'35"W

OS Eastings: 393495

OS Northings: 837045

OS Grid: NJ934370

Mapcode National: GBR P943.B2G

Mapcode Global: WH9PC.KNGR

Plus Code: 9C9VCVFR+F2

Entry Name: Arnage Castle

Listing Name: Arnage Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341367

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9114

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Arnage House

ID on this website: 200341367

Location: Ellon

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Ellon and District

Parish: Ellon

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Castle

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Late 16th century, perhaps by Thomas Leper, partly
remodelled at gables, late 17th or early 18th century with
straight skews and entrance removed to S. 2-storey and
(prior to 1860) dormerless attic with vaulted ground
floor, interesting treatment of stair turrets in angles.
Original late 16th century door now blocked in S.E.
re-entrant angle, later door (now enclosed) at end of
corridor in S. gable. Triplicated gunloops (cf Tolquhon
and Schivas). S. addition with turreted entrance bay, 17th
century N.E. wing remodelled and N. re-entrant angle
infilled, 1st floor windows enlarged and dormers inserted
James Matthews 1860. Further addition to Matthews's S wing
D.C. Stewart 1964. Originally harled, now exposed
pinned rubble.

Statement of Interest

Built by the Cheynes; passed out of their hands c. 1630,

purchased by the Rosses of Auchlossan 1702. Plain rectangular

walled garden S. of house no special features much altered


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