Fedderate Castle., Maud
Description: Fedderate Castle.
Date Listed: 16 April 1971
Historic Scotland Building ID: 16158
OS Grid Coordinates: 389688, 849843
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5386, -2.1739
Location: Rora, Aberdeenshire AB42 4QF
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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Fedderate Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
1474/1519. Two angle fragments of 4-storey L-plan tower house
58'8" x 44', vaulted at ground and 1st floors; pinned boulder
rubble sandstone dressings, marked batter, wall intaken over
hall vault. Damaged 1690, ruinous from 1733 large part of
vault fell 1826 etc.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.References:
O.S.A. v. 9 p.191
N.S.A. v. 12 p.367
C & D Arch v.1 p.357, Giles Castles of Aberdeenshire XXVII Buchan
Field Club v. III p.22-46 J. Fenton Wyness in the Scotsman September 10th 1960 (pendant boss).
Built by William de Crawford who held the barony 1474-1519.
Formerly surrounded by a fosse with causeway and drawbridge
(see O.S.A.). The illustrations in Giles, Buchan Field Club
and C & D Arch, all show more than exists now.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Source: Historic Scotland
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