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Inverugie Castle

A Category B Listed Building in St Fergus, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5248 / 57°31'29"N

Longitude: -1.8311 / 1°49'51"W

OS Eastings: 410216

OS Northings: 848302

OS Grid: NK102483

Mapcode National: GBR P8TT.ZSC

Mapcode Global: WHBQ7.V478

Entry Name: Inverugie Castle

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347115

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13893

Building Class: Cultural

Location: St Fergus

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray

Parish: St Fergus

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Ruin comprising tower house with 2 courtyards, to W. and N.W.

TOWERHOUSE early 17th century, originally 4-storey rubble-built

with circular towers N.E. and S.E., stair turret on W. Blown up

1899, only stump remains; COURTYARDS:- 2-storey S. range of the

S. court and inner gate fairly complete but roofless, outer gate

of 1670 (see C. & D. Arch and Giles) removed; range between N.

& S. courts very ruined, E. wing of N. court overgrown; N.

building of N. court now cottage 2-storey 2-window harled and whitewashed, ground floor windows recently enlarged and roof now shingled.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Monument. Built by George 5th Earl Marischal (d.1623).

The works were continued Earl William Marischal (succ.1635,

d.1671). Confiscated 1745. Purchased by Fergusons of Pitfour

1764. Subsequently repaired and observatory added after 1795

by James Ferguson M.P. of Pitfour (d. 1820) but dismantled by

Admiral Ferguson prior to 1837. There are the remains of an

outbuilding of the castle in Castlebrae grounds.

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