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Kinnell Castle

Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Kinnell Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Friockheim; Castle Of Whitehills

Canmore ID 34898

Site Number NO55SE 9

NGR NO 5991 5007

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO55SE 9 5991 5007

(NO 5990 5009) Site of Castle (NR)

OS 6" map, Forfarshire and Angus, 2nd ed., (1926)

The foundations of the Castle of Whitehills were dug up in 1811; it was a ruin in the 17th century.

NSA 1845.

There are some vestiges of the old and first baronial residence of Kinnell, a short distance SW of Kinnell church. These remains are known as White Walls.

A J Warden 1880-5.

A rectangular cropmark at NO 5991 5007 on RCAHMS air photographs was investigated in advance of a proposed housing development. This marked the site of Kinnell Castle and was found to have been destroyed by earlier gravel extraction and a sewer trench.

S Carter 1990f.


Aerial Photographic Transcription (25 June 1990 - 22 June 1990)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.


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