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- Category: A
- Date Added: 05/10/1971
- Date Removed: 16/12/2015
- Local Authority: Perth And Kinross
- Planning Authority: Perth And Kinross
- Parish: Abernethy
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NO 16982 11536
- Coordinates: 316982, 711536
Tower house: late 15th century, complete and roofed, stepped L-plan, rubble-built with red sandstone dressings. Corbelled parapet with bartizans, watch turret over staircase. Large panel of armorial bearings of Margaret Barclay and Sir Andrew Murray over round arched doorway. Ground floor vaulted with sleeping loft, hall at 1st floor with fine fireplace and aumbry, remains of plasterwork.
Courtyard: south and west walls late 15th century with scanty ruins of offices. 2-storey L-plan N.E. addition with vaulted pend to court dated 1567, greatly ruined. at S. Large walled garden adjoins, ruined crowstepped gable of some outbuildings at some distance to N.
Statement of Special Interest
O.S.A. v.11 p.448
N.S.A. v.X p.850, (Then in Fife County)
C. & D. Arch. v.II p.335 - 334 II and plans.
Cruden Scottish Castles p.133-5
Butler Church and Parish at Abernethy p.492(11) J.C. Mackie
Annals of Arngask p.84 Jack, Glenfarg p.49.
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