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Craig Of The Knock

Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Tower (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Craig Of The Knock

Classification Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Tower (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Old Castle Of Knock

Canmore ID 32460

Site Number NO39NE 8

NGR NO 3522 9515

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NO39NE 8 3522 9515.

The 12th century timber stronghold of the Earls of Mar, and of the Bissets in the 13th century, quite probably occupied the prominent rounded hillock (Craig of the Knock: NO 353 955) about 1/4mile NE of Knock Castle (NO39NE 4), if it did not stand on the site of that tower.

E Meldrum 1957.

There is no trace of a motte on Craig of the Knock, or any one of the hillocks in the vicinity of Knock Castle, nor at the site of the later Knock Castle.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 November 1968.


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


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