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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Aberdour (Aberdeenshire)
NJ 89482 64838
389482, 864838


1937-8. 2-storey, castellated house constructed mainly of

re-used material, the masonry mostly from former Aberdour

Free Church and with interior fittings from there and

elsewhere. Dark whinstone rubble, extensive use of tooled

grey granite dressings.

Asymmetrical, wide, 3-bay S elevation with recessed centre

block with Tudor arched entrance with panelled door and

re-used coat of arms above. Advanced and gabled bay at right

(E) with 2 ground and 2 1st floor windows; W bay formed by S

elevation of 2-storey square tower with SE angle bartizan at

1st floor level incorporating chimney. Crenellated wallhead

to tower and centre portion of S elevation.

Principal entrance in W gable; pointed-headed doorway with

double-leaf panelled door set in shallow gabled doorpiece,

reconstructed from the Free Church. Regular fenestration with

small windows in asymmetrical N elevation. Most 1st floor

windows are pointed-headed; 4- and 12-pane glazing. Coped

centre stack; slate roof with tiled ridge.

Arched carriage entrance to forecourt W of tower, central

bellcote (with bell) links house to rubble screen wall.

INTERIOR: entrance hall (in base of tower) with RAF crest

above fireplace and long stair window with re-used stained

glass incorporating small RAF crest. Panelled passage and

drawing room, all panelling together with door frames,

panelled doors re-used from elsewhere. Granite chimneypiece

in drawing room with scroll balusters supporting mantel shelf

and carved Tudor style over-mantel. Extensive re-use of

wooden fittings upstairs, with (?medieval) cresting to

landing balustrade, and further re-use of doors, door frames

and chimneypieces with over-mantels.

Statement of Special Interest

Dundarg Castle, the promontory fort with associated moat is a

Scheduled Ancient Monument No 2450. The house is sited within

the scheduled area.

Dundarg Castle (House) built by Air Vice Marshall Carnegie in

1937-8 mainly from the demolished Aberdour Free Church.

Panelled doors, dados, moulded door frames etc came from

other sources. The small RAF crest inserted in a window in

the entrance hall recalls the Service connection of its


The bell in the arched entrance bellcote is inscribed

'Loughborough 1869'.

Re-scheduled area 29th. January 2004.



Information by courtesy of present owner.

About Listed Buildings

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