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Fedderate Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    FEDERATE
  • Canmore ID
    19857
  • Site type
    CASTLE, TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    NEW DEER
  • Council
    ABERDEENSHIRE
  • NGR
    NJ 89688 49843
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.538601N, 2.173898W
  • Archeological notes
    NJ84NE 1 89688 49843 (NJ 8968 4984) Fedderate Castle (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1959). All that remains of Fedderate Castle is a portion of the walls, 30 feet high and 6 feet thick. It was surrounded partly by a ditch and partly by a morass now drained. A stone, removed from the castle c. 1830, now at Alehousehill, was dated 1257, thought to be the date of building. Name Book 1871. Fedderate Castle was formerly surrounded by a ditch and was reached by a causeway and drawbridge, traces of which were visible c.1790 (NSA 1845). The present remains are of an 'L' shaped building, 58' 8" x 44', probably late 15th century. D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92. The remains of an L-shaped tower-house, as described above, and known locally as Fedderate Castle. No trace of ditch or causeway remains. Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (NKB) 22 April 1968.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 19857 (1997)
    Photocopies of updates to Aberdeenshire Archaeological Service (formerly Grampian Regional Council) SMR, relating to sites, finds and monuments within area of former Grampian Region, received April 1997 (with supplementary information and covering letter).

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1335203 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the SE.
  • 1335202 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the SSE.
  • 1335201 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the S.
  • 1335199 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the SW.
  • 1335198 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the WNW.
  • 1335197 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the NW.
  • 1335196 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the NNW.
  • 1335192 (24/5/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the E.
  • 1335191 (24/5/2013)
    General oblique aerial view of Fedderate Castle, looking to the SW.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 19857 (1884)
    Sketch and notes.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 19857 (1884)
    Photographic copy of plan.
  • 19857 (1885)
    Modern copy of historic photograph showing general view of castle.
  • 19857 (1838)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing view from North-West.
  • 19857 ()
    Fedderate Castle: aerial view.
  • 19857 ()
    Fedderate Castle: aerial view.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Aberdeenshire, Sheet XIII1870

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Aberdeen, Sheet 013.131870