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Aberdour Castle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    50844
  • Site type
    CASTLE, SUNDIAL
  • County
    FIFE
  • Parish
    ABERDOUR (DUNFERMLINE)
  • Council
    FIFE
  • NGR
    NT 19239 85469
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.055234N, 3.29835W
  • Archeological notes
    NT18NE 8.00 19239 85469 NT18NE 8.01 19307 85400 Dovecot NT18NE 8.02 192 854 Garden NT18NE 8.03 1904 8565 Garden NT18NE 8.04 19109 85369 West Gateway NT18NE 8.05 19323 85518 Walled Garden (NT 1924 8547) Aberdour Castle (NR) OS 6" map (1966) Aberdour Castle, which is under guardianship, is fully described in the attached guide. The remains are in an excellent state of preservation. M R Apted 1966 Visited by OS (AC) 11 March 1959 No change to previous information. Visited by OS (BS) 17 December 1975 A broken semicircular enamelled copper alloy ornament was discovered during MoW excavations in the 1950's. C Bourke and J Close-Brooks 1990 NT 1924 8547. The excavation of inspection pits in advance of wall stabilising measures was monitored by Kirkdale Archaeology on the N terraces of the 16th and 17th-century garden layout. The terraces comprised massive dumps of humic earth, with evidence for the method of terrace construction in the form of tip lines, suggesting that the terraces and their retaining walls were raised concurrently. A further trench was excavated on the S side of the doocot, where evidence for modern stabilising measures was revealed, in the form of a massive concrete support around the base of the wall. Sponsor: Historic Scotland G Ewart and A Dunn, 1996 NT 1924 8547 A short programme of excavation was carried out during early 1999 on the terraces situated against the S side of Aberdour Castle. Detailed evidence was recorded of the sequence of alterations to the terraces and 16th-century terrace walls, and various garden features were also encountered. A fuller summary has been lodged with the NMRS. Sponsor: Historic Scotland. D Stewart 1999. NT 1924 8547 An evaluation in May 2003 comprised the excavation of a series of test pits to assess the impact of planting a protective hedge line on one of the terraces in the gardens. This terrace, the second terrace down from the castle on the N side of the gardens, is one of the last survivors of the original arrangement of seven terraces around the N and W sides of the area to the N of the castle. It was shown that excavation up to 500mm was unlikely to disturb significant archaeological remains. Archive to be deposited in the NMRS. Sponsor: HS G Ewart 2003
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS REFERENCES Architect: Master James Smith 1690 - estimate of works to be carried out. (From reference given in Topographical catalogue) ABERDOUR CASTLE Typescript of research files prepared by Dr M R Apted while the author was an Inspector of Ancient Monuments ( Scotland). Presented by Dr Michael R Apted. EXTERNAL REFERENCES NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND Sketches of Scottish Scenery No. 25.1 SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE Morton Papers (Dalmahoy Collection) Box 117 - Aberdour Accounts 1657-1797 Slaterwork undertaken by James Gib about the Castle of Aberdour. It includes pointing the North side of the Gallery adn the woman house, the two ends of the brewhouse and parts of the washing house. Receipted account. 1672 GD150/2390/2 Estimate of the expense of taking down Aberdour Castle to the West of the Gallery, the woman house and the Inner court wall. It amounts to ?1144.00 (Scots) The Earl of Morton is to furnish tools and materials. ND GD150/2390/3 Payments for deals and slates for Castle and House. (1682-1689). Noted in James Hay's Account of the Earl of Morton's Money'. Notebook. 1681-1696 GD150/2401/1 Repairs to (?Aberdour Castle). Letter from Hugh Abercrombie (Chamberlain) to James hay. W S. Mr Abercrombie has spoken to certain tenants to bring in lime. The repairs are necessary so that furnishings will not be spoiled. April 14 1682 GD150/2405/53 Repair of the roof of the Castle. The Slater and Wright have been consulted. Chrystie suggests that the timber of the old hosue may serve to repair it unless Master Robert Douglas prefers to order new. ND (?1709) GD150/2406/8 Payment of 3 guineas 'to Master James Smith, mason, for going to Aberdour and his measuring and surveying the house and drawing some draughts of a new house with a particular note of what the charge might be and for his other pains in that affair'. 1690. James Hay's 'Account of the earl of Morton's Money'. Notebook. 1681-1696 GD150/2410/1 Page 37 Estimate of work to be carried out on the old part of the House of Aberdour. It includes flagging of 40 doors and windows and rebuilding them in proper places and work on outer stair, the pavement walk and the cornice going round the front otthe house. 1690 GD150/2410/18 Estimate of the reparations to be made at the House of Aberdour. It includes flagging of 40 doors and windows and rebuilding them in proper places and work on outer stair, the pavement walk and the cornice going round the front ot the house. 1690 GD150/2410/18 Estimate of the reparations to be made at the House of ABerdour. It includes an addition to the house and improvements to the existing building. The cost is estamated at ?1210 16 4. Unsigned. 1690 GD150/2410/18 (Some details follow) (Cross ref GD150/2410/1 Page 31) Addition to the House of Aberdour. Estimate of the cost, of digging the foundation, of stone for the Back Stairs and Great Stair, and of hewn work for the 17 door and windws on each storey. 1690 GD150/2410/18 Estimate of the alterations to be made at the House of Aberdour 'The whole length of the gallery to continue, the new adition to be made to the North side of its 28 ells long and the Wester gable is 6 2/3 and the Easter gable 6 2/3 and the great staircase 22 1/3 ells about and the small staricase and buttery 7 1/3 ells wich being accumulate in one the new addition is in the circumference 71 ells and multiplied by 11 which is the height is 781 ells'. Total expense of estimate ?130.3.4 1690 GD150/2410/18 Repair of the Castle of Aberdour. Account of money paid for slater and wright work. ?192.18.10 1682 GD150/2420/14 Wright work at the Castle of Aberdour. Account from Thomas Livingston, wright. It includes a sum for working in the gallery. 1671 GD150/2448/26 Slater work at the Castle of Aberdour. Receipted account from James Gib Slater in Burntisland for 'painting the gallery and chamber square'. 1675 GD150/2448/39 Smith work at the Castle of Aberdour. Account form a chimney of 6 stone 6 pounds in weight, new locks and keys and various items of iron work. 1675 GD150/2448/40 mason, Wright and Slater work. The work includes the quarrying of stone for the gates and the removal of the storm window in the gallery. William Green's account book. 1741 GD150/2737/4/Page 29 Receipt from Robert Bennet, Wright at Whitehill for work in the gallery 'making things for observing the eclipse'. 1748 GD150/2483/1/30 The burning of the Earl of Morton's House of Aberdour. Army officers were lodged there and their servants had put on large fires after washing the rooms. At 5 a.m. fire broke out with great violence in teh room above the Dining room and all the apartments between the gallery and the castle were gutted. the Gallery was saved by building up the door to the Dining room with stone. Most of the paintings were destroyed. 'This accident must now push your lordship to build a new house'. Letter. Robert Douglas to the Earl of Morton. 1701 (Cross ref. 1713 GD150/3460/18-19x) GD150/3458/8 The burning of the House of Aberdour. Casued by the carelessness of the servants of the officers billeted there 'most of my old fyne valuable pictures, all the furniture I had and worst of all one of my ancient charters and papers' were lost. The Earl of Morton hopes that the Queen will take his 'deplorable condition under her Royal consideration'. Letter from James 10th Earl of Morton. consideration'. Letter from James 10th Earl of Morton. 1713 (Cross ref GD150/3458/8 1701) GD1503460/18-19x 'Surely sooner or later Aberdour will be rebuilt unless some other house fit for the family both for size and situation fall in my lord's way'. Letter from John Drummond to Lord Aberdour. 1731 GD150/3474/9

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 50844 (1890)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 104: NOTMAN COLLECTION ALBUM A. Blue Leather Album with gold highlighting and card pages. High quality amateur photographs, largely architecture with an emphasis on castles, including views of Killin showing the manse and church and Leith docks. Glass negative set.
  • 50844 ()
    Page 11 Aberdour Castle Album No 104: Notman Collection Album A, (360x470) Blue Leather Album with gold highlighting and card pages. High quality amateur photographs, largely architecture with an emphasis on Castles.
  • 50844 ()
    Page 10v Aberdour Castle Album No 104: Notman Collection Album A, (360x470) Blue Leather Album with gold highlighting and card pages. High quality amateur photographs, largely architecture with an emphasis on Castles.
  • 50844 ()
    Page 10v Aberdour Castle Album No 104: Notman Collection Album A, (360x470) Blue Leather Album with gold highlighting and card pages. High quality amateur photographs, largely architecture with an emphasis on Castles.
  • 50844 (1900)
    Postcard. General view.
  • 50844 (1900)
    Postcard. General view.
  • 50844 ()
    Historic photographic view from S.
  • 50844 (3/1902)
    Upper floor plan of Aberdour Castle.
  • 50844 (3/1902)
    Elevations of Aberdour Castle.
  • 50844 (3/1902)
    Details and elevation of doorways in garden wall at Aberdour Castle.
  • 50844 (3/1902)
    Details, elevations and sections of windows, turret doorway and terrace in gallery at Aberdour Castle.
  • 50844 (3/1902)
    Longditudinal section through keep and transverse section through south block of Aberdour Castle.
  • 50844 (1901)
    Historic Photograph: Doorway in garden
  • 50844 (1901)
    Historic Photograph: View from South West
  • 50844 (1870)
    General view of Aberdour Castle from north. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No 113/2: OLD SCOTTISH BARONIAL HOUSES.
  • 50844 (1882)
    Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 (1922)
    Aberdour Castle - fireplace in gallery
  • 50844 (1922)
    Aberdour Castle- windows
  • 50844 (1922)
    Aberdour Castle - garden doorway
  • 50844 ()
    Historic photographic view from S.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour Castle Door of Castle Chapel Ross Sketch Books
  • 50844 (1872)
    Historic photographic view of gateway.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 50844 (1890)
    View of castle
  • 50844 (1890)
    Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 (1890)
    View of Castle
  • 50844 (1987)
    Aberdour Castle from the South
  • 50844 (1987)
    Aberdour Castle from the South
  • 50844 (1987)
    The West range, Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 (1987)
    Interpretative panel in the Castle
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view including, Castle, Church and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view, including, Castle, Church and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view, including, Castle, Church, Dovecot and Harbour
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view, including, Castle, Church and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view including Castle, Church and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view including Church, Castle and Harbour
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial view including Castle and Church
  • 50844 (1966)
    Aerial photograph, including, Castle, Church and Harbour
  • 50844 (1900)
    View from East
  • 50844 (1900)
    South elevation
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 (1980)
    Exhibition panels
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the W, centred on the castle.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the W, centred on the Dovecot with the castle and church to the left of the photograph.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the NW, centred on the castle with the church to the top left of the photograph.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the NW, centred on the castle with the church to the left of the photograph.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the NW, centred on the village with the harbour at the top of the photograph.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the NNW, centred on the castle and church.
  • 50844 ()
    Aberdour, oblique aerial view, taken from the N, centred on the castle.
  • 50844 (1990)
    Aerial view of Castle and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1990)
    Aerial view of Castle and Dovecot
  • 50844 (1990)
    Aerial view of Castle and grounds, including dovecot
  • 50844 (1976)
    Aerial view including Castle, Church and Village
  • 50844 ()
    Exterior Henry Kerr Collection
  • 50844 ()
    Exterior - North West Henry Kerr Collection
  • 50844 ()
    Exterior Henry Kerr Collection
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    View of a wall
  • 50844 ()
    Distant view.
  • 50844 (1851)
    Photographic copy of sketch showing view of castle from E.
  • 50844 (1851)
    Photographic copy of sketch showing view of castle from E.
  • 50844 (1872)
    Historic photographic view of gateway.
  • 50844 (1920)
    Photographic copy of FID 37/30
  • 50844 ()
    General view
  • 50844 (1987)
    Collapsed section of West range of Castle
  • 50844 (1928)
    Elevation to courtyard
  • 50844 (1928)
    Archway door and elliptical window in keep
  • 50844 (29/10/1954)
    Interior restoration of windows, door
  • 50844 ()
    Door and floor, detail
  • 50844 ()
    Courtyard during restoration work
  • 50844 ()
    Garden
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    Garden
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    Garden
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations
  • 50844 (18/7/1836)
    Copy of engraved print, Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 (18/7/1836)
    Copy of engraved print, Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 ()
    Copy of engraved print of Aberdour village
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation on lower terraces
  • 50844 ()
    Collapsed walls, detail
  • 50844 ()
    Collapsed walls, detail
  • 50844 ()
    Collapsed walls
  • 50844 ()
    Footings of a tower exposed ?
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    Collapse of wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation near railway
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    Excavation near railway
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    Excavation near railway
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    Excavation near railway
  • 50844 (22/7/1953)
    Wall and garden border
  • 50844 (22/7/1953)
    Garden of the upper terrace
  • 50844 ()
    Detail, depth of foundations
  • 50844 ()
    Detail, depth of foundations
  • 50844 ()
    Interior chamber and rubble
  • 50844 ()
    Collapsed wall, near keep
  • 50844 ()
    Window, elliptical arch, ground floor
  • 50844 ()
    Doorway and window from interior. Upper floor
  • 50844 ()
    Doorways, elliptical arches
  • 50844 ()
    Arch, elliptical, entrance to stairway
  • 50844 ()
    Interior, window frames
  • 50844 ()
    Archway
  • 50844 (2/4/1953)
    Restoration of secondary buildings
  • 50844 (2/4/1953)
    Outbuildings, collapsed wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations
  • 50844 ()
    Chamber in keep
  • 50844 ()
    Interior chamber
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation works near keep wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation of building foundations
  • 50844 ()
    Restoration work
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations
  • 50844 ()
    Interior walls
  • 50844 ()
    Detail of collapsed part of wall
  • 50844 ()
    Detail of repaired wall
  • 50844 ()
    Windows and doorway from the south
  • 50844 ()
    Doorway and semi-circular steps
  • 50844 ()
    Elliptical archway
  • 50844 ()
    Detail, collapsed wall
  • 50844 ()
    Collapsed wall
  • 50844 ()
    Restoration of buildings
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation work in courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation work in courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Detail of excavation work
  • 50844 ()
    Stairway observed from side
  • 50844 ()
    Circular stairway seen from above
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation in courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation in courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    View from North West, detail of wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavation of ground level
  • 50844 ()
    Restoration near wall
  • 50844 ()
    Restored wall
  • 50844 ()
    Restoration near old entrance wall
  • 50844 ()
    Restoration near old entrance wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations near old entrance
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations near wall
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations near 1st and 2nd additions on North side
  • 50844 ()
    Excavations
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    Detail, private room newest extension, from the East
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    Windows (2) North East gable
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    Detail of a wall
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    Recess and stairwell, detail
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    Inside old keep
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    View from North East
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    View from North West
  • 50844 (20/10/1950)
    View from East North East
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    View from North East
  • 50844 ()
    From N.W
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    View from South East
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Stairwell and doorway in disrepair
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Garden wall
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    View from West
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    View from East North East
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Late additions from the North
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    View from South East of private rooms and gallery
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Doorway, old fort
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Two windows in North East gable
  • 50844 (4/1928)
    Ruined walls
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 50844 ()
    Castle and garden wall
  • 50844 ()
    View from East
  • 50844 ()
    Castle and terrace
  • 50844 ()
    Inner courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Inner courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Terraces and North elevation
  • 50844 ()
    Terraces and North elevation
  • 50844 ()
    South elevation
  • 50844 ()
    View looking East
  • 50844 ()
    General view with figures in foreground
  • 50844 ()
    View from South East
  • 50844 ()
    Doorway in garden
  • 50844 ()
    Detail of window and gable on East elevation
  • 50844 ()
    View from South
  • 50844 ()
    General view of South elevation of Aberdour Castle with people in foreground.
  • 50844 (1900)
    View from South East
  • 50844 (1900)
    General view of Castle and Dovecot
  • 50844 ()
    General view from below the terraces.
  • 50844 (1900)
    View of architectural survey of the castle, early 1900's.
  • 50844 ()
    View of pedimented window
  • 50844 ()
    Dovecot
  • 50844 ()
    16th century wing joining older wing
  • 50844 ()
    From South
  • 50844 ()
    Courtyard
  • 50844 ()
    Doorway and window
  • 50844 ()
    2nd addition E. wall & Gable
  • 50844 ()
    S.E. Angle
  • 50844 ()
    From N.E.
  • 50844 (9/4/1981)
    View of Aberdour Castle from the SSE.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 798079 (1966)
    Oblique aerial view including Castle, Church and Dovecot
  • 798074 (1966)
    Oblique aerial view, including, Castle, Church, Dovecot and Harbour
  • 1106603 (1929)
    View from S.
  • 798092 (1900)
    View from East
  • 798091 (1900)
    South elevation
  • 798089 (1900)
    Exterior - North West Henry Kerr Collection Digital image of F 6120
  • 1104651 (1900)
    View from South East
  • 1104645 (1900)
    General view of Castle and Dovecot
  • 1201434 (22/7/1953)
    Wall and garden border
  • 1201432 (22/7/1953)
    Garden of the upper terrace
  • 1201430 (2/4/1953)
    Restoration of secondary buildings
  • 1201407 (2/4/1953)
    Outbuildings, collapsed wall
  • 1201403 (20/10/1950)
    Detail, private room newest extension, from the East
  • 1201401 (20/10/1950)
    Windows (2) North East gable
  • 1201400 (20/10/1950)
    View of a wall
  • 1201398 (20/10/1950)
    Detail of a wall
  • 1201397 (20/10/1950)
    Recess and stairwell, detail
  • 1201396 (20/10/1950)
    Inside old keep
  • 1201395 (20/10/1950)
    View from North East
  • 1201394 (20/10/1950)
    View from North West
  • 1201393 (20/10/1950)
    View from East North East
  • 1201392 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201391 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201390 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201389 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201388 (4/1928)
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201387 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201386 ()
    Painted ceiling
  • 1201385 ()
    View from North East
  • 1201384 ()
    View from South East
  • 1201383 (4/1928)
    Stairwell and doorway in disrepair
  • 1201382 (4/1928)
    Garden wall
  • 1201381 (4/1928)
    View from West
  • 1201380 (4/1928)
    View from East North East
  • 1201379 (4/1928)
    Late additions from the North
  • 1201378 (4/1928)
    View from South East of private rooms and gallery
  • 1201377 (4/1928)
    Doorway, old fort
  • 1201376 (4/1928)
    Two windows in North East gable
  • 1201375 (4/1928)
    Ruined walls
  • 1159974 ()
    General view of South elevation of Aberdour Castle with people in foreground.
  • 50844 (1851)
    Copy of sketch showing view of castle from E.
  • 1140751 (1900)
    View of architectural survey of the castle, early 1900's.
  • 1110906 ()
    Dovecot
  • 1110905 ()
    16th century wing joining older wing
  • 1110904 ()
    From South
  • 952721 (1872)
    View of gateway.
  • 798087 (1920)
    Annotated floor plan, Dr Thomas Ross Digital image of FID 37/30

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1153291 (1890)
    Drawing of Old Tempera Ceiling, Aberdour Castle
  • 1400470 (3/1902)
    Longditudinal section through keep and transverse section through south block of Aberdour Castle.
  • 1400468 (3/1902)
    Elevations of Aberdour Castle.
  • 1400460 (3/1902)
    Upper floor plan of Aberdour Castle.
  • 1140856 (3/1902)
    Details and elevation of doorways in garden wall at Aberdour Castle.
  • 1140855 (3/1902)
    Details, elevations and sections of windows, turret doorway and terrace in gallery at Aberdour Castle.
  • 1140843 (1902)
    Drawing showing details of doorways in garden wall, fireplace in gallery and window details.
  • 1041959 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the ESE.
  • 1041958 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the SE.
  • 1041957 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the S.
  • 1041956 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the SSW.
  • 1041955 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the W.
  • 1041954 (8/6/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the castle, dovecot and walled garden and the church and burial-ground, taken from the NW.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 50844 (1890)
    Drawing of Old Tempera Ceiling, Aberdour Castle
  • 50844 (1920)
    Annotated floor plan, Dr Thomas Ross
  • 50844 ()
    View from S. signed. J. Gillespie
  • 50844 ()
    Garden doorway elevation details Redrawn by R.J.Newey
  • 50844 (1962)
    Painted ceiling Delt. M.Apted. M.P.B.W. 1962
  • 50844 ()
    Plan of 1st floor
  • 50844 ()
    Window details N. elevation Delt. Henry F. Kerr, Architect, 62 Hanover St. Edinburgh
  • 50844 ()
    Carved panel, and window, plan and elevation
  • 50844 ()
    Fireplace in hall, elevation, plan and section. Moulding detail f.s
  • 50844 ()
    Carved date panel
  • 50844 (1928)
    Window frame of oak
  • 50844 (1928)
    Draft plan
  • 50844 (1928)
    Castle showing building dates
  • 50844 (1928)
    Aberdour, site plan, showing house and castle
  • 50844 ()
    Gateway, in its original position before it was removed Pen & Ink Sketch Delt. Thomas Ross ? 1900?
  • 50844 ()
    Plans, entresole below ceil joists & floor; layout. On back - (with measurements) MacGibbon & Ross delt. 1884
  • 50844 ()
    Plans (with measurements) Delt. MacGibbon & Ross 1884
  • 50844 ()
    Plans on both sides of sheet (with measurements) Delt. MacGibbon & Ross 1884
  • 50844 ()
    Plans (with measurements) Delt. MacGibbon & Ross 1884
  • 50844 ()
    Plans, on both sides of sheet (with measurements) Delt. MacGibbon & Ross 1884

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 50844 (15/9/1985)
    1 sheet: photograph, reference and note relating to the sundial.
  • 50844 (4/1998)
    Carved Stone Inventory: Illustrated inventory of ex-situ carved and moulded stones; Aberdour Castle, Volumes 1-3.
  • 50844 ()
    Notes by M R Apted on Aberdour Castle, including references from Morton Papers in Scottish Record Office

  • 50844 (1870)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 113/1-2: OLD SCOTTISH BARONIAL HOUSES 1886-1894 Two volumes with hard covers of full black morocco , gilt edged fronts and backs and gilt lined spines. Each has 37 gilt edged card pages and watered silk end papers printed (front) 'A Duthie, Glasgow' and (back) W J&S'. Volume I titled: 'Photographs of old Scottish Baronial houses. Collected 1886-1894' in manuscript, the same hand as used to title all the pages - possibly by Andrew Duthie's photographic and fine art agency. matt prints in black and white of professional photographs taken mostly in the lowlands from c.1870 (cf Fleming collection)
  • 50844 (1870)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 113/1-2: OLD SCOTTISH BARONIAL HOUSES 1870-1894 Two volumes with hard covers of full black morocco, gilt edged fronts and backs and gilt lined spines. Each has 37 gilt edged card pages and watered silk end papers printed (front) 'A Duthie, Glasgow' and (back) W J&S'. Volume I titled: 'Photographs of old Scottish Baronial houses. Collected 1886-1894' in manuscript, the same hand as used to title all the pages - possibly by Andrew Duthie's photographic and fine art agency. Matt prints in black and white of professional photographs taken mostly in the lowlands from c.1870 (cf Fleming collection)
  • 50844 (1900)
    W FERGUSON SKETCHBOOK: 10 Aberdour Castle: 3 sketches Auchen Castle: 8 sketches Blacklaw Tower: 7 sketches Bunkle Old Church: 2 sketches, photographic copies in NMRS, details Cambuskenneth Abbey: 5 pages sketches Crosshall, Eccles Cross: 4 pages sketches Dunfermline Abbey, New Abbey Parish Kirk: sketches Dunfermline, 21 Maygate, Abbot's House: 2 sketches Dumfries, Devorgilla's Bridge - 1 sketch Dumfries, High Street, Greyfriar's Church: 3 sketches, 2 prints Dumfries, Town Hall - 3 sketches Edinburgh Castle, St Margaret's Chapel: 3 sketches Edinburgh, 2 Castle Wynd North Edinburgh, Castlehill, General Edinburgh, Lawnmarket, Gladstone's Land Edinburgh, Lothian Road, St Cuthbert's Church and Churchyard Forester's House: 8 pages of sketches Frenchland Tower: 9 sketches Hilton church: sketch view Huttin church: sketch view and details Inverkeithing, Church Street, St Peter's Parish Church: 2 sketches Kames Tower: 1 sketch Leitholm Peel: 4 pages Lochhouse Tower: 11 sketches Lochwood: 2 pages sketch and details of sundial Maxwelton: 1 sketch of stone panel Moffat, Well Road, Manse: 2 pages sketch and details of sundial Moffat, St Cuthberts Church: 2 pages details Nisbet Cottages: 1 page Paxton Market Cross: 2 pages of sketches. Preston Market Cross: 1 page Simprin Church: 2 sketches Stirling, Stirling Parish Church: 4 sketches Stirling, Castle: 1 sketch Stirling, Argyll's Lodging: 2 sketches Stirling, Mar's Wark: 1 sketch Swinton, Main Street, Village Hall - 7 pages of sketches

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Fife, Sheet 401854