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Craigievar Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1742 / 57°10'26"N

Longitude: -2.7181 / 2°43'5"W

OS Eastings: 356678

OS Northings: 809486

OS Grid: NJ566094

Mapcode National: GBR WT.23KR

Mapcode Global: WH7MZ.6YX3

Entry Name: Craigievar Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341487

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9229

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leochel-Cushnie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

5/7 storey towerhouse of stepped L-plan type. Elaborate
treatment of upper parts, 2-storey angle turrets,
re-entrant tower corbelled E. tower have balustraded flat
roofs and ogee capped stair turrets. Harled. Vaulted
ground floor, 1st floor hall groin vaulted with plaster
surface decoration and original screens passage. Moulded
plaster ceilings almost throughout. West wall of barmkin
remains, with remains of brewhouse (?) at N. end and conical
roofed tower at S. end. Begun by Mortimers early 17th
cent., completed by Wm. Forbes. 1626. Re-roofed 1826.

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