Aberdeenshire SMR - NO69NE0003 - CLUNY CRICHTON CASTLE

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NameCLUNY CRICHTON CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO69NE5
NRHE Numlink 36189
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 3246
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of castle, built in 1666 for George Crichton of Cluny. It is built on an L-plan with a rectangular stair-tower set into the re-entrant angle. It stood three storeys and a garret in height, built of rough granite. Most of the dressed stone-work has been removed and it is now falling rapidly into decay. The entrance, in the W side of the stair tower, was protected by gun-loops, with above it two recesses for coat-of-arms and a finely carved panel bearing the name and date.
Last Update16/08/2017
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 368588.719301659, Northing: 799795.307881493

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National Grid Reference: NO 6858 9979



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES L-PLANA100
TOWERSSTAIR B100
GUN-LOOPS  C100
BAR-HOLES  D100
STAIRCASESNEWELREMAINS OFE100
LOOP-HOLES  F100
PASSAGES BARREL-VAULTEDG100
KITCHENS REMAINS OFH100
FIREPLACES REMAINS OFI100
AUMBRIES  J100
GARDEROBES  K100
CUPBOARDSMURAL L100
PANELS CARVEDM100
PANELS RECESSEDN100