- Council Angus
- Parish Monikie
- Former Region Tayside
- Former District Angus
- Former County Angus
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.
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.