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Balravie Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Balravie Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Bog Castle; Bogue Castle; Mountblairy

Canmore ID 18410

Site Number NJ65SE 24

NGR NJ 6941 5464

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ65SE 24 6941 5464

(NJ 6941 5464) Balravie Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1928)

Traditionally said to have been built by one of the Stewarts, Earls of Buchan, but Todd (NSA 1845) could not discover by which. The ruins have been levelled and the swamp on which it stood has now been cultivated.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

No remains or traces of any part of the building or ditches now remain, but the name is still preserved.

Name Book 1867.

No further information, Name Book (1867) confirmed.

Visited by OS (WDJ), 17 September 1964.


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