Excavation of an unnamed castle at Cullykhan, Castle Point, Troup
Pottery Sherds, Castle, Stone Drains, Coins, Castle Point, Pit, Masons Marks, Cobbled Courtyard, Artefacts, Fireplace Arch Bearing, Rectangular Tower
13th To 17th Centuries, Late Neolithic, Medieval, 16th Century
The peninsula known as Castle Point, Troup, was occupied or used from the late Neolithic period to the Second World War. This paper deals with the construction and use of the castle, from the 13th to 17th centuries. The excavations of the castle site revealed the footings of a rectangular tower, with a cobbled courtyard and the remains of a kitchen range to its south-east. Within the kitchen was a collapsed fireplace arch bearing two similar mason's marks. A small quantity of pottery sherds, three coins, dated to the 16th century, and a few other artefacts were also recovered. Evidence of earlier medieval structures underlay the kitchen area, including a number of stone drains, two narrow clay-lined channels and a pit.