Moray HER - NJ04NW0007 - DUNPHAIL CASTLE, DUNPHAIL

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Primary ReferenceNJ04NW0007
NameDUNPHAIL CASTLE, DUNPHAIL
NRHE Card No.NJ04NW8
NRHE Numlink 15758
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 2170
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Dunphail Castle occupies the south end of Castle Hill. It existed before 1314. No date could be ascribed to the castle, but the northeast tower is of probable 16-17th century date. The tower is 2-storey, with a single bay garbled wing set in slope. It is harl pointed with ashlar dressings to chamfered single ground and 1st floor windows, and abuts a late medieval vaulted rubble undercroft. The south and west portions of the castle have been reduced by the erosion of the steep slopes. The northeast tower is fully extant, while the northwest tower is in ruins. The southwest site is composed of three separate compartments, each measuring 6m by 5m with barrel vaulting. There are two arched entrances on southeast side of castle, one at the northeast tower and the other immediately south of the barrel vaulted rooms. These buildings occupy a higher elevation than the forecourt, the limits of which are delineated by earthen bank, 0.3m high. The site may have been moated. It stands on a steel knoll above the present Dunphail House (NJ04NW0074).
Last Update30/07/2020
Updated Bycpalmer
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Easting: 300709.703877177, Northing: 848114.14383528

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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES REMAINS OFA100
FORECOURTSCASTLE B100
ENTRANCES ARCHEDC100
MOATSCASTLESITE OFD90
CELLARS BARREL-VAULTEDE100
TOWERS  G100
BANKSEARTH F100
UNDERCROFTSRUBBLEVAULTEDH100