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Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Freefield

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Treefield

Canmore ID 18260

Site Number NJ63SE 25

NGR NJ 6760 3126

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Rayne
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ63SE 25 6760 3126

For nearby and successor country house, see NJ63SE 38.00.

(NJ 6761 3131) Freefield House (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1959)

(NJ 6760 3126). A mansion house of the Leith's dated 1754, which replaced a castle once situated about 50yds in front of it. Gordon's map, dated 1654, shows a castle here, but its date of erection can not be traced.

Name Book 1869.

No trace and no local knowledge of the earlier castle, and no further information.

Visited by OS (NKB) 27 March 1969.

There are no visible remains of a castle at Freefield; the present mansion dates to the mid-18th century and later.

Visited by RCAHMS (IF, JRS), 21 February 1996.


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