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- Category: A
- Date Added: 16/04/1971
- Local Authority: Aberdeenshire
- Planning Authority: Aberdeenshire
- Parish: Drumoak
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 79620 494
- Coordinates: 379620, 800494
Tower c 1280-1300, 53' x 40' x 70' high rubble-built with rounded corners, corbelled original battlements. Vaulted basement, two vaults above both originally divided by timber floors; wheel stair 1st floor to battlements; hall and solar provided with inner plaster vault and fitted out as library c 1840. Large 2-storey and basement (E. part 3-storey and basement) mansion added, main front faces S. with square angle towers,
harled, sculptured dormer heads: Centre architraved doorpiece inserted, steps to main floor and main floor windows enlarged c 1800. Courtyard with brewhouse at NE and original gateway in W. wall. New courtyard entrance, staircase and corridors added to N side of 1619 wing, NW part of courtyard rebuilt with new N gateway and angle tower David Bryce 1875.
Statement of Special Interest
NSA v XII p 880 etc 3SA p 197. C & D Arch v 1 p 150 v II p 436
Giles Castles of Aberdeenshire LXXXII J F Leslie, The Irvines of Drum Guide: a Short History of Drum Castle. Cruden, Scottish Castles.
Henderson Annals of Lower Deeside p 43 W Douglas Simpson, Earldom of Mar p 134.
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