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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 665042

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NH95NE 4.00 99441 55064

NH95NE 4.01 NH 99510 55037 Garden

NH95NE 4.02 NH 99656 55957 House

NH95NE 4.03 NH 99650 55992 Kennels

NH95NE 4.04 NH 99391 55078 Motor Court Gates

NH95NE 4.05 NH 99413 56931 East Gate and Lodge

NH95NE 4.06 NH 97543 55676 West Gate and Lodge

NH95NE 4.09 NH 99456 55017 and NH 99482 55010 Sundials

NH95SE 38.00 NH 99474 54963 Stables & Carriage House

NH95SE 38.01 NH 99680 54575 Walled Garden

NH95SE 38.02 NH 99590 54560 Gardener's House

For associated Estate buildings see also NH95NE 16, NH95NE 17, NH95NE 28 and NH95SE 37 and NH95SE 39

(NH 994550) Darnaway Castle (NAT)

OS 6" map (1906)

Darnaway Castle, the principle residence of the Earls of Moray since the Late Middle Ages, stands upon the site of a castle built by Thomas Randolph, Regent to David II during his minority. About 1450 the existing ancient hall was begun which contains a contemporary open timber roof, one of the very few examples left in Scotland. In 1810 a large new castle was erected in front of the ancient hall, and connected with it, so that the hall forms part of the existing mansion. But its walls have been greatly altered and all that now remains of the ancient hall is its timber roof.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887; R G Cant 1948

Darnaway Castle is as described above. The hall forms the south wing of the existing mansion.

Visited by OS (RD) 24 August 1965

Castle, Garden and associated buildings are visible on vertical air photographs (OS 65/35/055-6, flown 1965).

Information from RCAHMS (DE) July 1996.

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