Aberdeenshire HER - NO29NE0023 - BALMORAL CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNO29NE0023
NameBALMORAL CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO29NE15
NRHE Numlink 31144
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 51460
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Castle, in residential use, built in 1856 by William Smith of Aberdeen on the site of an earlier castle. Balmoral Castle has been a residence of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the original house was purchased by Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. Soon after the estate was purchased the existing house was found to be too small. It was demolished, and the current Balmoral Castle was completed in 1856 by the architect William Smith of Aberdeen, although his designs were amended by Prince Albert. The new castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style, of light grey granite, in a severe but elegant simplicity. The outstanding feature is the tower. There are fountains and statues set around the castle (NO29NE0054, NO29NE0055, NO29NE0057, NO29NE0058).
Last Update15/03/2022
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 325438.345155803, Northing: 795060.724201096

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National Grid Reference: NO 2543 9506



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES  A100
MANSIONSBARONIAL B100
TOWERS  C100
PORCHES  D100
HALLS  E100
TOWERSROUND F100
TURRETS  G100