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Lightnot Den

Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Lightnot Den

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Lethnot Castle; Lichnet Castle; Lighnot Castle; Stonehouse

Canmore ID 19943

Site Number NJ86NW 2

NGR NJ 8089 6531

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ86NW 2 8089 6531.

(NJ 8089 6531) Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd e., (1905)

'The remains of what is supposed to have been the ancient residence of the Thane of Lightnot. All that now remains is an irregular green mound.'

Name Book 1869.

Apart from a very irregular grass-covered mound there is now no trace of a castle at the site. No local information could be obtained.

Visited by OS (RD) 5 February 1965.

No change.

Visited by OS (RL) 29 January 1968.

Stonehouse, site of castle (slight cropmark). Air photographs: AAS/97/12/G26/7 and AAS/97/12/CT.

NMRS, MS/712/29.


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