Pitsligo Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Rosehearty
District: Aberdeenshire
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.6923, -2.10679
Postcode: AB43 7NU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

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Pitsligo Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Large roofless courtyard castle of varying dates with
extensive walled garden at N. Forecourt or 'pleasance' at W
abutting road approached through archway. Rubble, tooled
ashlar dressings, some grey granite and some red sandstone
dressings.
Entrance from road through round-headed and roll-moulded arch
under gabled overthrow dated 1656 to forecourt.
Principal castle defensive enclosure entered from forecourt
through W curtain wall incorporated in 2-storey range; centre
low vaulted passage flanked by former guardrooms leading to
inner courtyard.
Courtyard dominated by 15th century large 2-storey rubble
keep, a tower with off-centre round-headed entrance with large
keystone leading to vaulted undercroft; front E wall of upper
hall broken away to reveal high barrel vaulted chamber. Tall
3-stage angle drum tower at NG adjoining roof less 2 and
3-storey range fronting inner court. This range has 2 carved
coats of arms incorporated, one dated 1577 with Scottish
royal arms, the other (above entrance) dated 1603 with royal
coat of arms.
Courtyard flanked N and S with ranges abutting the outer
walls; roofless range at S; at N 2-storey range with 1st
floor approached by forestair with partially intact slated
roof, used as a farmhouse in 19th century.
Outside the central square walled enclosure at N is large,
high rubble walled garden. At S a small bothy with random
rubble N elevation and 3-bay 19th century masonry S elevation
with granite long and short dressings, end stacks and slate
roof.

Information from British Listed Buildings


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