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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 350016
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16295
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Mearns
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
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.
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.