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Fetteresso Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9604 / 56°57'37"N

Longitude: -2.2603 / 2°15'37"W

OS Eastings: 384266

OS Northings: 785490

OS Grid: NO842854

Mapcode National: GBR XG.KZ21

Mapcode Global: WH9RM.79XY

Entry Name: Fetteresso Castle

Listing Date: 5 August 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341639

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9373

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fetteresso

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

John Paterson 1808, substantial additions and alterations, incorporating part of castle rebuilt 1671. Dismantled 1954. Extensive, picturesque towered and turretted, battlemented, 3-storey mansion. Roughly squared rubble with polished ashlar dressings. L-plan with service court in re-entrant angle. Large octagonal entrance tower at E with projecting buttressed porch and pointed arched entrance. Various intermediate turrets on long elevations, some enclosing stairs. Variety of windows, some hood-moulded, some bipartite. Ranges between angle tower and 1st tower to N and S with string course at wallhead (continued across towers) and battlemented.

Statement of Interest

1986 roofless ruin. Illustrations exist of castle prior to 1954. Tracing of plan at SNMR.

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