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Corse Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Corse Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 17478

Site Number NJ50NW 2

NGR NJ 54867 07393

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Coull
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ50NW 2 54867 07393

For nearby Corse House, see NJ50NW 62.00.

(NJ 5487 0739) Corse Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Corse Castle, now a roofless ruin, was built by William Forbes in 1581. Its general form is L-shaped, and the two long faces each measure 36ft. In the middle of the southern face of this L-block is attached a round stair tower and, with another round tower on the NW corner the castle forms an unusual combination of L and Z plans.

W D Simpson 1949.

As described and illustrated by Simpson.

Visited by OS (NKB) 24 September 1968.

(GRC/AAS photographs and newspaper reference cited).

NMRS, MS/712/49.


Photographic Survey (June 1962)

Photographs of Corse Castle, Aberdeenshire, in 1962.


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