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Tillycairn Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    18063
  • Site type
    TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    CLUNY
  • Council
    ABERDEENSHIRE
  • NGR
    NJ 66483 11426
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.1924N, 2.55623W
  • Archeological notes
    NJ61SE 1 66483 11426 (NJ 6648 1143) Tillycairn Castle (NR) OS 6" map, (1959) Tillycairn Castle is a fine example of the L-plan, probably built about 1550. It measures 41 1/2 feet by 37 feet, with a circular staircase tower in the re-entrant. The main building was four storeys high, the wing being one storey higher. Macfarlane (1906-8) records that the castle was ruinous in 1722. In 1921 the building was in good repair despite being used as a hen-house. D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; W Macfarlane 1906-8; W D Simpson 1921; W D Simpson 1949. Tillycairn Castle, as described, illustrated and planned by Simpson (1921; 1949). Visited by OS (RL) 5 February 1968. P Yeoman: watching brief for SDD March 1980. (Newspaper references cited). NMRS, MS/712/57.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1335782 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the WSW.
  • 1335781 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the W.
  • 1335780 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the WNW.
  • 1335779 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the N.
  • 1335778 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the NNE.
  • 1335777 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the NNE.
  • 1335776 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the NE.
  • 1335775 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the ENE.
  • 1335774 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the ENE.
  • 1335773 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the E.
  • 1335772 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the SE.
  • 1335771 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Tillycairn House, looking to the S.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 18063 ()
    General view.
  • 18063 ()
    General view.
  • 18063 (7/4/2003)
    View from E.
  • 18063 (7/4/2003)
    View from E.
  • 18063 (1840)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing view from SE showing out-houses.
  • 18063 (1840)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing view from SE showing out-houses.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 18063 (7/4/2003)
    View from E.
  • 990561 (3/10/1994)
    General view.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 18063 (3/1981)
    Record sheet.
  • 18063 (1999)
    Photocopies of Aberdeenshire Archaeological Service site record sheets for map sheets NJ61SW and NJ61SE, received 5 March 1999.

PRINT ROOM

  • 18063 ()
    Historic photographs. General views and details.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Aberdeenshire, Sheet LXIII1865

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Aberdeen, Sheet 063.161865