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Idoch Castle

Castle (Medieval), Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Idoch Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Little Idoch

Canmore ID 19142

Site Number NJ74NE 5

NGR NJ 769 490

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ74NE 5 769 490.

(NJ 769 490) Idoch Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Idoch Castle is supposed to have been built during the 14th century. The last vestige of the foundations was removed in 1850, when a large quantity of human bones and ashes was discovered.

Name Book 1871.

Mr Copland of Edinburgh has provided a translation of item 2869 from the Great Register of Scotland which refers to the Castle and Lands of Idoch.

Information contained in a letter to RCAHMS from Mr Copland, Belgrave Crescent, Edinburgh, 28 January 1991


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