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Auchenhove Castle is a castle, of which little remains, dating from the 16th century, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) miles north-east of Aboyne, at Auchenhove, Aberdeenshire, Scotland[1]

Alternatively it may be known as Easter Mains or Auchinhove .[2]

HistoryEdit

The castle was built by the Duguid family. It was burned by the army of the Duke of Cumberland in 1746 during the Jacobite rising.[1] The estate belonged to the Duguids from about 1434.[2]

StructureEdit

It appears to have been a late courtyard house, with a causeway approach.[2]

External linksEdit

Photograph [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Coventry Martin (1997) The Castles of Scotland. Goblinshead. ISBN 1 899874 10 0 p60
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Auchenhove Castle". Canmore. http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/17486/details/auchenhove+castle+eastermains/. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  3. "Auchenhove Castle". Geograph. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3895444. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 

Coordinates: 57°06′38″N 2°44′11″W / 57.1105°N 2.7364°W / 57.1105; -2.7364

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