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Craig Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Craig Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 31047

Site Number NO25SE 10

NGR NO 2543 5274

NGR Description NO c. 2543 5274

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Glenisla
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO25SE 10 c. 2546 5272.

(Area: NO 2546 5272) Craig Castle probably stood at, or not far from, the position of the present house of Craig. It had been destroyed by James VI in 1595. The lands of Craig passed from the Ogilvies to the Carnegies of Kinnaird in the 17th century.

A J Warden 1892

The house of Craig has been demolished apart from one outbuilding. No trace of a castle could be found.

Visited by OS (RD) 7 October 1970


Note (1984)

Craig NO 254 527 NO25SE 10

Craig Castle may have stood on or near the site of the house of Craig, now demolished. On two occasions, in 1595 and 1640, it is recorded that the castle was destroyed.

RCAHMS 1984.

(Warden 1880-85, iii, 358).


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