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Findochty Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Rathven, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6929 / 57°41'34"N

Longitude: -2.915 / 2°54'53"W

OS Eastings: 345552

OS Northings: 867375

OS Grid: NJ455673

Mapcode National: GBR M85D.7C5

Mapcode Global: WH7KC.6W5X

Entry Name: Findochty Castle

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349180

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15537

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rathven

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Buckie

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Probably 16th century. 3-storey, small roofless L-plan tower
house on naturally mounded site. Harl pointed rubble, roughly
tooled dressings. Re-entrant angle in NW; narrow doorway in S
elevation with relieving arch. Later roofless addition at E.
INTERIOR: vaulted undercroft with mural hearth. 1st floor
hall.

Statement of Interest

Masked skewputt, probably of 16th century date and from

castle, re-used on Mains of Findochty farm steading.

Scheduled Monument.

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