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Thornton Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Marykirk, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 56.8368 / 56°50'12"N

Longitude: -2.5137 / 2°30'49"W

OS Eastings: 368754

OS Northings: 771818

OS Grid: NO687718

Mapcode National: GBR X3.J0XP

Mapcode Global: WH8QY.CF76

Entry Name: Thornton Castle

Listing Date: 18 June 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350016

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16295

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Marykirk

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mearns

Parish: Marykirk

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Small square tower house dated 1531, 3-storey with elaborately corbelled parapet with angle rounds, crowstepped cap-house; lower 2-storey wing probably 17th/early 18th century, round tower of 3 storeys. Remodelled

c 1822, crenellated parapets on wing, top stage of round tower buttresses and chimneyheads probably of that date; further alterations and additions later. Rubble-built, slated roofs.

Statement of Interest

The c 1822 alterations were for Alexander Crombie of Phesdo: his architect was probably John Smith of Aberdeen who was responsible for Phesdo iteself a few years earlier. The chimneyheads have typical Smith detail.

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