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Affleck Castle

Tower House

Site Name Affleck Castle

Classification Tower House

Alternative Name(s) Auchenleck Castle

Canmore ID 33311

Site Number NO43NE 14

NGR NO 49402 38808

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO43NE 14 4940 3880

For (adjacent) Affleck (House) and associated buildings, see NO43NE 60.00.

(NO 4940 3880) Affleck Castle (NR)

OS 6" map (1926)

Affleck Castle is a fine example of a late 15th century tower-house on the L-plan. It contains four storeys and a garret; the walls are of coursed rubble. The ashlar corbelled parapet and angle turrets are of 16th c date, as are the crow-stepped gables and chimney stacks. Two square battlemented cap-houses surmount the building. There are gun-loops at ground level. The arched doorway is in the re-entrant angle.

The castle was the residence of the ancient family of Auchinleck or Affleck.

W D Simpson 1947; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

Affleck Castle is as described. It is in good condition and unoccupied.

Visited by OS (JLD) 3 June 1958.

Architecture Notes



- William Kinloch, 28 Bayview Cres. Methil - working drawings


Antiquarian Observation (1857 - 1861)

Mason's marks from Scottish churches, abbeys and castles recorded between 1857 and 1861 on 29 drawings in the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Collection.


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