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Castle Of Morphie

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Castle Of Morphie

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Morphie Castle

Canmore ID 36363

Site Number NO76SW 3

NGR NO 7079 6428

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish St Cyrus
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire

Archaeology Notes

NO76SW 3 7079 6428.

(NO 7079 6428) Castle of Morphie (NR) (site of)

OS 1:10000 map (1976)

Nothing can be seen of Castle of Morphie, which was situated on the tip of a promontory 500m WNW of Morphie farmhouse.

It is said (NSA 1845) to have been a castle defended by a wall, ditch and drawbridge; the site is naturally defended on two sides. The foundations were removed some years before 1863, in which year no trace remained: a dead yew tree, noted at that time, was said to have stood in the castle garden.

RCAHMS 1982; Name Book 1863

No trace.

Visited by OS (RL) 19 December 1967

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