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Aldie Castle

Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Aldie Castle

Classification Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 49643

Site Number NT09NE 5

NGR NT 05005 97789

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fossoway (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT09NE 5 05005 97789

See also NT09NW 13.

(NT 0500 9777) Aldie Castle (NR)

(16th Century) (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1959).

Aldie Castle (see RCAHMS 1933 plan, fig.466) comprises buildings of four periods, arranged round a very small court. The oldest part is a four-storeyed tower, built in the early 16th century; its top storey was rebuilt towards the end of that century. The tower had a wing at the S corner; this has been removed and a longer, lower and broader building has been erected on the same site. From this building, another was later carried eastwards, parallel to but projecting beyond the tower, with which it was subsequently connected by a structure containing a scale- and-platt staircase. In 1929, the buildings were almost entire, but becoming ruinous. The barony of Aldie was in the possession of the Mercers, certainly in the 15th century, and possibly in the 14th (B Paul 1891).

RCAHMS 1933, visited 1929; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887.

Aldie Castle was restored in 1952. A glass skylight was erected over the courtyard. It is inhabited.

Visited by OS (RD) 14 December 1967.

Architecture Notes

NT09NE 5 05005 97789


Owner: Mr Hope Dickson.

Architect: Restoration by Ian G Lindsay, 1947.


I G Lindsay Collection, W/45.

Non-Guardianship Sites Plan Collection, DC23042-DC23044, 1948-1950.


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