Scheduled Monument

Huntingtower CastleSM90164

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
31/12/1921
Last Date Amended
02/12/1999
Type
Secular: castle
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Tibbermore
NGR
NO 8285 25118
Coordinates
308285, 725118

Description

The monument comprises Huntingtower Castle, which is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland. It is being re-scheduled to clarify the boundaries of the protected area.

The monument comprises two adjacent towers, one of 15th-16th century date, the other of 16th century date. The two were subsequently joined by a 17th century range. Inside are some of Scotland's finest painted ceilings of the period.

The area around the castle, which is defined to its N, NW and NE by a sharp break in slope, would have contained extensive outbuildings and gardens which are not now visible above the ground surface.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them within which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 113m between its N and S-most points, and 132m between its E and W-most points, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Above-ground elements of modern field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling as are modern fittings in the custodian's flat.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its contribution to our understanding of medieval domestic and defensive architecture. Its importance is reflected in its status as a Property in the Care of the Scottish Ministers.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 02 NE 1.

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

Huntingtower Castle

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/huntingtower-castle

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About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

Scheduling is the way that a monument or archaeological site of national importance is recognised by law through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments of national importance using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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