Alternative Names Gairn Castle
Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 32446
Site Number NO39NE 1
NGR NO 35864 97414
Parish GLENMUICK, TULLICH AND GLENGAIRN
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
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.
Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.
|Books and References|
Bogdan and Bryce, N and I B D (1991) 'Castles, manors and 'town houses' survey',
Discovery Excav Scot
Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 44 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV
Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 193 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV