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Vayne Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Vayne Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 33664

Site Number NO45NE 1

NGR NO 49346 59926

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO45NE 1 49346 59926.

(NO 4936 5993) Dayne Castle (NR) (mis-spelling)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Vayne Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, Forfarshire and Angus, 2nd ed., (1927)

Vayne Castle: The ruin of a 16th century Z-plan castle with one round and one square tower. A stair turret is inserted in the re-entrant angle of the NE tower with the E side of the main block.

The castle, now ruinous, having been used as a quarry for the building of the farmhouse, was built by the Lindsays, who acquired the barony of Vayne or Fearn in the early part of the 15th century.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

Vayne Castle is now ruinous, the western part in particular being in very poor condition. The walls, c.1.5m thick, of the eastern part are almost entire.

Visited by OS (JLD) 9 July 1958.

This castle, now ruinous, was erected on the Z-plan, probably in the second half of the 16th century, with a rectangular main block, a square tower at the NE angle and a circular tower at the SW angle.

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


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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