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Terpersie Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2705 / 57°16'13"N

Longitude: -2.7537 / 2°45'13"W

OS Eastings: 354644

OS Northings: 820230

OS Grid: NJ546202

Mapcode National: GBR M9KH.P7N

Mapcode Global: WH7MK.NJX7

Entry Name: Terpersie Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347100

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13879

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tullynessle and Forbes

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Formerly dated 1561. Burned 1665 and restored, deserted 1885
and now ruinous. Z-plan (earliest, or second earliest, known)
3-storey rubble-built with dormer heads, ground floor
unvaulted, 28' x 18' with 17' diameter circular towers
(polygonal internally) with corbelled stair turrets in angles
that at S.E. with 'G' (for Gordon) in lowest corbel. Later
S.E. wing shown in Giles and C. & D. Arch. now totally
demolished. Loophole with boar's head top and 1561 datestone
now at Knockospock House: moat completely drained.

Statement of Interest

Undergoing major restoration. Begun 1984 Loophole with boar's head top and 1561 datestone now returned to Terpersie (1986) "Fine carved chimneypiece installed in great Hall, 1989.

Reminiscent of the work at Huntly Castle, it is said to have come from Lesmore Castle, Rhynie, although latterly was built into a cottage". De-scheduled 23 December 1996.

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