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Brucklay Castle, Private Burial Ground with Obelisk

A Category C Listed Building in New Deer, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5381 / 57°32'17"N

Longitude: -2.1486 / 2°8'55"W

OS Eastings: 391199

OS Northings: 849779

OS Grid: NJ911497

Mapcode National: GBR P81S.Y1X

Mapcode Global: WH9NR.ZS0M

Entry Name: Brucklay Castle, Private Burial Ground with Obelisk

Listing Date: 5 October 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397796

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49990

Building Class: Cultural

Location: New Deer

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Central Buchan

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1875. Flight of ashlar steps with flanking dwarf walls, dies and urns leading to small family burial ground enclosed with hooped ironwork railings and 2-leaf gate and granite obelisk.

Granite obelisk on stepped base with inscribed plinth, memorial to William Dingwall-Fordyce (died 1875), James Alexander Dingwall-Fordyce (died 1988) and Robert Dingwall-Fordyce Major Royal Scots Greys (died 1935). Various small headstones including Celtic Cross memorial to Rachel Dingwall-Fordyce 1843-1918.

Statement of Interest

William Dingwall-Fordyce, MP is also commemorated by the New Deer Monument at Hill of Culsh. A private burial ground was a relatively rare feature adopted by major estates in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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