Alternative Names Auchenleck Castle
Site Type TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 33311
Site Number NO43NE 14
NGR NO 49402 38808
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District ANGUS
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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- William Kinloch, 28 Bayview Cres. Methil - working drawings
|Notes and Activities|
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.
|Books and References|
Coventry, M (2001) The castles of Scotland Musselburgh
Page(s): 47 Held at RCAHMS F.5.2.COV
Dunbar, J G (1966) The historic architecture of Scotland, London
Page(s): 63 Held at RCAHMS F.2.1.DUN
MacGibbon and Ross, D and T (1887-92) The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, 5v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.1, 250-5 fig.207 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.MAC