Aberdeenshire HER - NJ41SW0003 - TOWIE CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNJ41SW0003
NameTOWIE CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NJ41SW3
NRHE Numlink 17162
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Documentary Record Only
Site Condition Destroyed
Details Site of a castle, a large L-plan tower house, of early 17th century date. It originally comprised a rectangular main building of which the western end and a tower projecting from the east end of the S front survived in 1941. The surviving jamb was rubble-built, the ground and first floor vaulted with moulded angle turrets and corbelled re-entrant turret. The castle was built after 1618 although supposed to have been unfinished. Alterations and removal of the turrets are said to have bee carried out 1788. The castle was largely demolished in 1968, and the last surviving remains removed in the 1980s. A cairn now marks the spot where the castle stood.
Last Update27/04/2020
Updated Bycpalmer
Compiler 
Date of Compilation 

Easting: 344033.068363088, Northing: 812915.610325527

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National Grid Reference: NJ 4403 1291



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Artefact and Ecofact

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES SITE OFA100
TOWERHOUSES L-PLANB100
TURRETSANGLELABEL-MOULDEDC100
TURRETS CORBELLEDD100
CELLARS VAULTEDE100
CAIRNS COMMEMORATIVEF100