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Clackriach Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Clackriach Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Glackriach Castle; Clachraich Castle

Canmore ID 20600

Site Number NJ94NW 1

NGR NJ 9326 4706

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ94NW 1 9326 4706

For Mill of Clackriach (NJ 9355 4776) and Mains of Clackriach (NJ 9333 4707), see NJ94NW 51 and NJ94NW 52 respectively.

(NJ 9326 4706) Clackriach Castle (NR) (ruin)

OS 6" map (1902)

The ruins of Clachraich Castle are situated on a slight eminence. It is a quadrangular building with a projecting wing, and has had a turretted staircase and arched doorway and window.

Name Book 1870; J Ferguson 1813

All that remains of Clackriach Castle is the NE angle c.7.0m high. The N wall is c.2.7m long and includes part of a window. Remains of a staircase can be seen in the inside angle. The walls are roughcoursed with rubble infilling, lime mortared.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 4 April 1968.

Architecture Notes

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Maud Castle. (Presumed to refer to Clackraich Castle).

Plans: 1/8 " plans only. Measured and drawn by Fenton Wyness. 1920-1926.

Student of the Aberdeen School of Architecture. Drawings stored at 45 Salisbury Terrace Aberdeen. (Fragmentary Ruins)

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