Aberdeenshire HER - NJ56NW0026 - BIRKENBOG CASTLE HOUSE

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Primary ReferenceNJ56NW0026
NameBIRKENBOG CASTLE HOUSE
NRHE Card No.NJ56NW31
NRHE Numlink 76610
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 10586
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details House and site of castle. Although Sir George Abercromby pulled down much of the castle in late 18th century after a fire, its 'laigh biggins' remain. The drum tower at the rear is obviously part of the earlier house. The main block of surviving plan form of present house is early rather than late 18th century and may, like the tower, have been a wing of the earlier mansion. The structure consists of a harled 2-storey building set behind a forecourt. It is of note for it's moulded doorway which is set below a heraldic panel dated 1693. To the east are parts of a late 17th or early 18th century walled garden and the house now converted to flats.
Last Update19/11/2018
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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES SITE OFA90
MANSIONS  B100
TOWERSDRUM C100
FORECOURTS  D100
DOORWAYS MOULDEDE100
PANELSHERALDICDATEDF100
FANLIGHTSRECTANGULAR G100
STACKSWALLHEAD H100
STAIRCASESSEMI-CIRCULAR I100
BALUSTERSWOODEN J100
CHIMNEYPIECESMARBLE K100
SHUTTERS WINDOWL100
CUPBOARDSMURAL M100
DOORSPLANKSTUDDEDN100
HANDLESWROUGHT-IRON O100
BRACKETS HEART-SHAPEDP100
HOUSESGIG Q100
GARDENSWALLED R100