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Fordyce Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Fordyce Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Castle Of Fordyce; Fordyce Tower

Canmore ID 17971

Site Number NJ56SE 2

NGR NJ 55579 63797

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ56SE 2 55579 63797

(NJ 5557 6380) Castle of Fordyce (1592) (NAT)

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

Fordyce Castle stands in the centre of the village of that name and was built in 1592.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

The original building consisted of a three-storey tower with a projecting wing and, at a later date another wing of three storeys was added against one wall of the tower, forming a separate house. The whole group now split up into temements, remains practically unaltered since erection.

O Hill 1947.

The castle of Fordyce is as described by MacGibbon and Ross (1887-92) and Hill (1947). The building is in a good state of

preservation.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 22 September 1961.

No change.

Visited by OS (NKB) 7 August 1967.

Architecture Notes

Fordyce Castle.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE

NATIONAL LIBRARY

Country Life Magazine

Oct 6th 1942, article on Fordyce Castle.

Activities

Reference (1887 - 1892)

Fordyce Castle stands in the centre of the village of that name and was built in 1592.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

Reference (1947)

The original building consisted of a three-storey tower with a projecting wing and, at a later date another wing of three storeys was added against one wall of the tower, forming a separate house. The whole group now split up into temements, remains practically unaltered since erection.

O Hill 1947.

Photographic Survey (1954)

Photographs of Fordyce churchyard and one photograph of Fordyce Castle by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1954.

Field Visit (22 September 1961)

The castle of Fordyce is as described by MacGibbon and Ross (1887-92) and Hill (1947). The building is in a good state of

preservation.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 22 September 1961.

Field Visit (7 August 1967)

No change.

Visited by OS (NKB) 7 August 1967.

Photographic Survey (26 June 2012)

Photographed on behalf of the Buildings of Scotland publications.

RCAHMS (2012).

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