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Tillydown, 'castle'

Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Tillydown, 'castle'

Classification Tower House (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 17808

Site Number NJ54NE 2

NGR NJ 5781 4995

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Marnoch
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ54NE 2 5781 4995.

(NJ 5781 4995) Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1904)

'There is no written account of this castle. The foundation was taken up by the present farmer and his description of its size and shape, and also from tradition, it is concluded to have been an old Peel Tower.'

Name Book 1866.

The farmer confirmed that he believed this to be the site of the castle. He maintains that the spot shows up as a parched area during a dry summer.

Visited by OS (JTT) 11 September 1964.

No change.

Visited by OS (NKB) 16 January 1968.

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