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Hatton Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Hatton Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Newtyle Castle

Canmore ID 32166

Site Number NO34SW 3

NGR NO 30177 41076

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO34SW 3 30177 41076.

(NO 3018 4107) Hatton Castle (NR) (Ruins of)

OS 6"map, Angus, (1926)

Hatton Castle was erected in 1575 by Lawrence, 4th Lord Oliphant. It is built on the Z-plan having a square tower at the NE and SW angles. The latter contains theentrance doorway and a square staircase leading to first floor level. The ground floor is vaulted; all the walls of this floor are well supplied with shot-holes flanking the castle in every direction. There is a circular stair turret in the re-entrant angle of the NE tower. There are indications of another stair turret having been carried up in the angle of the SW tower.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

The remains of Hatton Castle are as described. The remaining structure is in a fair state of preservation.

Visited by OS (J L D) 21 November 1967.

Hatton Castle is now a ruinous shell. Built in 1575 on the Z-plan, it comprises an oblong block with a square tower at each of the NE and SW angles; there is a circular turret in the re-entrant angle of the NE tower.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; RCAHMS 1984.

Currently being renovated. Pottery sherds ranging in date from the 16th century to modern have been found immediately E of the castle, together with roofing tiles and fallen masonry.

D Glenday 1985.

Now restored and occupied.

N Tranter 1990.


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