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Balnamoon House

House (19th Century)

Site Name Balnamoon House

Classification House (19th Century)

Canmore ID 35078

Site Number NO56SE 3

NGR NO 55096 63705

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO56SE 3.00 5507 6371.

(NO 5507 6371) Balnamoon (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1959).

The western part of the mansion house of Balnamoon is old, but the proprietor is unaware of the date of its erection. A stone dated 1584 built into the back of the house came from a detached circular tower (with staircase) which formerly stood adjacent to the building. According to Mr Carnegy Arbuthnot, the proprietor 'there are evidences of a moat having surrounded the house'.

Name Book 1862; A J Warden 1880-5.

The western wing of Balnamoon is old, and from the plain style of architecture, may be of the late 17th century or 18th century date. Structurally, it is uninteresting. The rest of the mansion is modern. The owner (Mr Carnegy Arbuthnot) believes it to be of 15th century date but there is no supporting evidence to confirm this. He has no knowledge of the "detached circular tower". A plan of 1812 shows the west wing as it is today; but the remainder of the mansion was different - this was rebuilt by Mr Carnegy's grandfather c 1825.

The date stone "1584", in the north wall of the mansion appears too well executed to be ancient, or has been re-modelled.

Visited by OS (JLD) 11 July 1958.

Architecture Notes

NO56SE 3.00 55096 63705 Balnamoon House

NO56SE 3.01 55222 63681 Garden

NO56SE 3.02 55097 63677 Sundial

NO65SE 3.03 55065 63783 Icehouse

NO56SE 3.04 55146 63689 Sundial

NO56SE 3.05 c. 551 636 Sundial

NO56SE 3.06 c. 551 637 House

NO56SW 26 54764 63792 Doocot


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