Aberdeenshire HER - NJ62NE0003 - HARTHILL CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNJ62NE0003
NameHARTHILL CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NJ62NE3
NRHE Numlink 18105
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 16132
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details A restored Z-plan towerhouse with the remains of a barmekin wall, including the gatehouse. Built in 1601 for the Leiths of Harthill, it has tall main block, four storey and garret in height with a square tower projecting to the northeast and a round tower to the southwest. There are corner turrets at the angles with dressed quoins. The towerhouse is well-provided with gun-loops. The entrance in the main re-entrant angle has a moulded doorway with deep socket for draw-bar, an empty panel space above. There is a vaulted basement, ornate gun-loops to guardroom, dome-vaulted cellar in foot of round tower, large arched fireplace in kitchen with its own shot-hole, and stone sink and drain. The castle was surrounded by a ditch of which there is no trace. Was a ruin but now fully restored.
Last Update27/04/2020
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 368660.177239747, Northing: 825204.264942303

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National Grid Reference: NJ 6866 2520



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
TOWERHOUSES Z-PLANA100
WALLSBARMEKINREMAINS OFB100
GATE-HOUSES  C100
TOWERSSQUARE D100
TOWERSROUND E100
TURRETSROUND F100
QUOINS DRESSEDG100
GUN-LOOPS  H100
DOORWAYS MOULDEDI100
SLOTSDRAWBAR J100
PANELS BLANKK100
GUN-LOOPS ORNATEL100
FIREPLACES ARCHEDM100
SHOT-HOLES  N100
SINKSSTONE O100
DRAINSSTONE P100
ROOFS CONICALQ100
TURRETS CORBELLEDR100
AUMBRIES  S100
JAMBS ORNAMENTALT100
BATTLEMENTS  U100
STAIRCASESNEWEL V100
GARDEROBES  W100
STAIRCASESSERVICE X100
WINDOWSSERVICE Y100
ARCHESSEMI-CIRCULAR Z100
DITCHESDEFENSIVESITE OFAA100
BASEMENTS VAULTEDAB100
CELLARS DOME-VAULTEDAC100
FIREPLACES KITCHENAD100