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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347100
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13879
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Tullynessle and Forbes
Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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