Aberdeenshire HER - NO87NE0005 - WHISTLEBERRY CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNO87NE0005
NameWHISTLEBERRY CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO87NE6
NRHE Numlink 36781
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of castle, comprising the indefinite remains of a keep, the footings of a draw-bridge and gatehouse, and part of a curtain wall which previously surrounded the top of the peninsula on which the castle stands, but which is now partly destroyed by cliff erosion. At the northeast angle of the keep there is a pillar of roughly-coursed masonry with rubble infilling indicating a rock-cut basement and at least one floor above. The remainder of the north and east walls and part of the south wall are visible as a vague turf-covered line of masonry. At the east end of the south wall can be seen the remains of a possible newel staircase. The site is covered by tufted grass which may mask evidence of further buildings.
Last Update14/10/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 386128.989799151, Northing: 775293.991581158

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National Grid Reference: NO 8612 7529



Event Details


Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES REMAINS OFA100
KEEPS REMAINS OFB100
DRAW-BRIDGES REMAINS OFC100
GATE-HOUSES REMAINS OFD100
WALLSCURTAINREMAINS OFE100
BASEMENTSROCK-CUTREMAINS OFF100
STAIRCASESNEWELREMAINS OFG95
WALLS TURF-COVEREDH100