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Hatton Castle

Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Hatton Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Balquolly

Canmore ID 19139

Site Number NJ74NE 2

NGR NJ 75713 46976

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NJ74NE 2.00 75713 46976

NJ74NE 2.01 75720 46641 Home Farm

NJ74NE 2.02 75779 46959 Garden Walls

NJ74NE 2.03 75782 46977 Sundial

NJ74NE 2.04 75629 46877 Coach House

NJ74NE 2.05 75601 46833 Estate Houses

(NJ 7571 4697) Hatton Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Hatton Castle is a castellated mansion with corner turrets, rebuilt in 1812-4, on the site of, and incorporated with, part of the old castle of Balquolly. The latter belonged to the Mowats from c. 1400 to 1729, when it was sold to Alexander Duff of Hatton.

J Ferguson 1913; Name Book 1871.


Owner: Lady Doris Duff.

Plans: Hatton Castle Drawings. Copies of original drawings held in Hatton Castle Estate Offices.

W.W. Duncan Turriff 1901 - 3 photograph; plans and section.

1907 - 7 photograph of floor plans showing heating arrangements.

18c - Photostat of a note of the expense of timber and slates.


Hatton Castle.

Scottish Record Office.

Hatton, 1753.

Grate: 'Mr Thain (Alexander Thain or Thean, mcht of Leith) has undertaken to send by his ship the Graite your father wrote for...'.

Thomas Riddock to Jas Duff, writer in Aberdeen (son of Alexander Duff of Hatton), Leith 3rd May.

'[Your Grate will be sent to the care of Corsinday'. 15th June Ib./86



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