BURGIE TOWER (Ref:15586)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 093 593.
Dated 1602. Tall, 6-storey tower, the surviving portion of former castle. Harl pointed rubble, ashlar dressings. Square tower with crenellated and bartizaned wallhead with cannon waterspouts; regular fenestration; projecting circular stair turret rising full-height against E elevation; doorway at E in ground floor with wrought-iron yett; gun loops. E face reveals former 1st floor hall hearth with massive joggled corniced mantel with centre coat of arms. INTERIOR: tower consists of single rooms, one on top of other served by wheel stair; rooms in 2 upper floors vaulted; apex of stair tower also vaulted.
Coat of Arms initialled AD and KR for Alexander Dunbar of
Grange and his wife Katherine Reid, with RD for Robert Dunbar
below with '1602 zeiris'. Alexander Dunbar died in 1593
before completion of castle in 1602 and was succeeded by his
son Robert. Castle added to in 1702 and demolished (except
tower) in 1802 to provide materials for Burgie House
Change of Category B to A, 25.4.89.
THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1794-5, Witherington and Grant ed
1982), p.631. Anon, SURVEY OF PROVINCE OF MORAY (1798),
p.161. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1842), p.248. MacGibbon and
Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND
ii (1887), pp.261-3. J G Murray, THE BOOK OF BURGIE (1930),
pp.21-2, 30 pl.3. Stewart Cruden, THE SCOTTISH CASTLE (1960,
3rd ed 1981), p.220.
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