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Inverey Castle

Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverey Castle

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 27739

Site Number NO08NE 1

NGR NO 08854 89277

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Crathie And Braemar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NO08NE 1 08854 89277

(NO 0885 8926) Inverey Castle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1903)

The castle was built about 1640 and burned in 1689. It was a plain oblong vaulted house, according to Simpson (W D Simpson 1929), but Stirton (J Stirton 1925) describes it as long, narrow and apparently without vaulted chambers.

A portion of wall was all that remained in 1925.

J Stirton 1925; W D Simpson 1929.

'The so-called 'castle' of nothing but an uncastellated laird's house of the later seventeenth century.'

W D Simpson 1949.

Only the E wall of Inverey Castle remains, c. 17.0 metres long, c. 5.0metres maximum height, c. 0.9 metres thick, constructed of random masonry with rubble infilling bonded with lime mortar. No evidence of vaults; rafter socket holes in the wall support Stirton's description.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 17 October 1967.


Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.


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