Aberdeenshire HER - NJ55NE0008 - CASTLE OF PARK

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Primary ReferenceNJ55NE0008
NRHE Card No.NJ55NE8
NRHE Numlink 76603
HES LB No. 19597
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Castle and mansion house, T-plan dating to the early 17th Century with later additions. The mansion is rambling and extensive, and was greatly enlarged in 1829, but the nucleus is a mid 16th-century Z-plan fortalice, not very readily perceived externally. The main block lies north and south with wings projecting at the northeast and southwest. The latter re-entrant with its slender stair-tower, corbelling and moulded arched doorway, is now reduced to the status of window. A weather-worn heraldic panel, at second floor level, apparently displays the Douglas Arms. A range of vaulted cellars occupy the basement. Recently used as a hotel, now a private home (2008). A watching brief was carried out in 2003 by MAS during which two small squares were excavated in the ground floor of the west wing in order to insert new roof supports. Remains of an earlier stone flag floor were uncovered in the cut of the S side of the room, as well as a fragment of moulded architectural sandstone of uncertain date (now in the possession of the owners). No other archaeological features or artefacts were encountered.
Last Update25/06/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
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Easting: 358903.394025931, Northing: 857138.533068979

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National Grid Reference: NJ 5890 5713

Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2003 Watching-Brief

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