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Mondynes Castle

Castle (Medieval), Ditch (Medieval), Mound (Medieval)

Site Name Mondynes Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Ditch (Medieval), Mound (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Castleton; Castle Of Mondynes

Canmore ID 36384

Site Number NO77NE 10

NGR NO 75897 78833

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO77NE 10 7589 7884.

(NO 7589 7884) Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, (1959)

This is said, locally, to be the site of the Castle of Mondynes, on a natural ridge. No record of a castle here can be found although William of Montfort and Humphrey of Berkeley were probably settled at Mondynes in 1178 to 1198 (Jervise 1861). There has evidently been a building although the foundations have been destroyed; traces of the possible enclosures of a garden can still be seen.

Name Book 1863; A Jervise 1861.

A hall on the lands of Moneythin (Mondynes) is mentioned in a charter of 1368.

W Cramond 1894.

No trace and no further information.

Visited by OS (R L) 7 December 1967.


Field Visit (April 1982)

Mondynes, Castleton NO 758 788 NO77NE 10

This castle is situated towards the W end of a ridge immediately N of Castleton farmhouse. All that remains is a low rectangular mound (19m by 17m) defended on the E by a ditch 7m broad and 0.5m deep.

RCAHMS 1982, visited April 1982

(Name Book, Kincardine, No. 9, p. 100; Jervise 1885, ii, 157)


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