Abergairn Castle

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Alternative Names Gairn Castle
Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 32446
Site Number NO39NE 1
NGR NO 35864 97414
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish GLENMUICK, TULLICH AND GLENGAIRN
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NO39NE 1 35864 97414


See also NO39NE 45.

(NO 3586 9742) Gairn Castle (NR) (In Ruins)
OS 6" map, (1938)

The remains of Abergairn Castle, a small tower-house, erected in 1614, comprise a rectangular main building surviving to 4ft maximum height, with a round tower at its NW angle, 10ft maximum height. The small size of the structure suggests that it was a hunting lodge of three or four storeys with garret.
W D Simpson 1932.

The remains of Abergairn Castle as described and planned by Simpson, have been re-pointed and preserved as a memorial to A Keiller.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) September 1968.

Listed.
Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.

 
External Links

Aberdeenshire Historic Environment Record


 
Books and References

Bogdan and Bryce, N and I B D (1991) 'Castles, manors and 'town houses' survey', Discovery Excav Scot
Page(s): 33

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 44 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV

Scottish Castle Survey (1988) 'A directory of the owners and occupiers of the castles, manors and 'town houses' {c.1050-c.1707} of Scotland: Grampian Region', Aberdeen
Page(s): 46, no. 101/1 Held at RCAHMS B.2.1.CAS

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