Tolquhon Castle and its Builder

W Simpson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Castle, Baronial Mansion
Period(s):
Sixteenth Century

Abstract


Tolquhon is a sixteenth century baronial mansion in Aberdeenshire. It was greatly enlarged by William Forbes, the seventh laird between 1584-1589. An account of his life and activities is presented. The ruins of the castle are described and incorporate new discoveries. Removal of the ruins of the fallen Preston's Tower has enabled a complete plan of the east wing to be made. The work of consolidation disclosed a number of interesting features in the sixteenth-century buildings.

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Published
30-11-1938
How to Cite
Simpson, W. (1938). Tolquhon Castle and its Builder. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 72, 248-272. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8076
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Articles