- Category: N/A
- Date Added: 31/12/1921
- Last Date Amended: 23/11/1987
- Type: Secular: castle
- Local Authority: Angus
- Parish: Monikie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NO 49401 38809
- Coordinates: 349401, 738809
Statement of National Importance
The particular value which is placed on Affleck stems from its structural completeness and the absence of any significant alterations despite over two and a half centuries of occupation. As a result it not only gives an unusually clear picture of the domestic requirements of a substantial laird of the eastern counties in about 1500, but provides remarkable evidence for the innate conservatism of many such families in the following centuries.
Beyond this Affleck is also accepted as outstanding for the unusually high qualities of its masonry and carved details. These characteristics are individually represented at other tower houses but at no other are they found in the same equilibrium as at Affleck; and these characteristics give Affleck its national importance among tower houses. Its importance is reflected in its status as a Property in Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
RCAHMS records the monument as NO43NE 14. The monument is category A listed.
Historic Environment Scotland Properties