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Edinglassie Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Edinglassie Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 17274

Site Number NJ43NW 2

NGR NJ 4219 3878

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Mortlach
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Edinglassie Castle. A Gordon fortalice, burned in 1688 by General Mackay during first Jacobite troubles; recollected only by a 17th-century lectern-type doocot at the farmsteading.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NJ43NW 2 4219 3878.

(NJ 4220 3878) Edinglassie Castle (NR)

(Site of)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1902)

Edinglassie, 'an old building though of inferior note' was burnt in 1690 by some of the highland clans during their march from Strathspey to Strathbogie.

OSA 1796.

No trace of a castle although the tenant at Edinglassie Mains knows the tradition of a castle named Edinglassie Castle at the site indicated. A dovecot, 56.0m to the E, may have been associated. (See NJ43NW 4).

Visited by OS (NKB) 2 February 1967.


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