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Oblique aerial view.

SC 396678

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 16/12/1994

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 396678

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 40899

Scope and Content Motte-and-bailey castle at Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire Known as the Peel Bog of Lumphanan, this motte-and-bailey castle is one of the oldest in the Grampian area. It appears to have been established during the 13th century by the de Lundins or Durward family, who were hereditary ushers to the Scottish crown. Enclosed by a circular turf rampart, the earthen motte which is probably partly natural, stands at some 9m high. In 1487 Thomas Charteris built a manor house on the abandoned motte. This building was ruinous by the 18th century. Local legend suggests this was the place of death of Macbeth, having fled from defeat at Dunsinane. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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