Affleck Castle

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Alternative Names Auchenleck Castle
Canmore ID 33311
Site Number NO43NE 14
NGR NO 49402 38808
Council ANGUS
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District ANGUS
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

- William Kinloch, 28 Bayview Cres. Methil - working drawings

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NO43NE 14 4940 3880

For (adjacent) Affleck (House) and associated buildings, see NO43NE 60.00.

(NO 4940 3880) Affleck Castle (NR)
OS 6" map (1926)

Affleck Castle is a fine example of a late 15th century tower-house on the L-plan. It contains four storeys and a garret; the walls are of coursed rubble. The ashlar corbelled parapet and angle turrets are of 16th c date, as are the crow-stepped gables and chimney stacks. Two square battlemented cap-houses surmount the building. There are gun-loops at ground level. The arched doorway is in the re-entrant angle.
The castle was the residence of the ancient family of Auchinleck or Affleck.
W D Simpson 1947; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

Affleck Castle is as described. It is in good condition and unoccupied.
Visited by OS (JLD) 3 June 1958.

External Links

Angus Historic Environment Record

Books and References

Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 47 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): 17 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

Dunbar, J G (1966) The historic architecture of Scotland, London
Page(s): 63 Held at RCAHMS F.2.1.DUN

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