Angus HER - NO65NW0024 - FARNELL CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNO65NW0024
NameFARNELL CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO65NW24
NRHE Numlink 35736
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 11501
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Castle, still in use, built in the 15th century and was used as the residence for the Bishops of Brechin until it was secularised in circa 1566, at which time it was also altered. It was also used as an alms house in the 19th century until its restoration in 1966. It is shown on the 1st edition OS map as a rectangular building with a rounded projection on the south elevation. On the 2nd edition OS map it has been extended to the east. There are three small rectangular buildings to the west and south and a pump to the south. Current maps show the extension to the east is now unroofed, the three rectangular buildings have been removed and there is a well shown in the location of the pump. It is a red-harled, rubble-built three storey building, with projecting guardrobes and the corbelled remains of a gallery on the east gable and a slate roof. There is a projecting stair tower on the south elevation, which was added when the building was secularised. It is corbelled out to the square at the top, and the doorway at the base is guarded by shot holes. There are gabletted crowsteps to the east and mid gables, and there skewputts that are inscribed with a crowned M (for Maria) and JM (for Jesus Maria).
Last Update07/12/2016
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Easting: 362431.227250693, Northing: 755472.23519263

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National Grid Reference: NO 6243 5547



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLESRUBBLE-BUILT A100
TOWERSCIRCULAR B100
SKEWPUTTS INSCRIBEDC100
GALLERIES REMAINS OFD100
GARDEROBES PROJECTINGE100
INSCRIPTIONS  F100
PALACESBISHOP G100
SHOT-HOLES  H100
TOWERSSTAIRPROJECTINGI100
ALMSHOUSES  K100
CROW-STEPS GABLETTEDJ100