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CASTLE OF ESSLEMONT (Ruins of) Old Castle of Esslemont (Remains of)
Old Castle of Esslemont (Remains of)
Old Castle of Esslemont (Remains of)
Mr. Jamieson.
Mr. Alexander Barron.
Mr. John Gray.
038 At a distance of about a mile & a half from the village of Ellon, on the oldmeldrum road, stands the noble and picturesque ruin of the old Castle of Esslemont, surrounded by a small plantation. Viewing this ruin of massive masonry from a short distance, one would be inclined to imagine it to be an old Church, or some sacred edifice, but on closer inspection it turns out to be the ruins of a magnificent feudal fortress. The people in the district know little or nothing about this ruin, and I cant get any authentic information as to the date of its erection, or when it ceased to be inhabited.

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Parish of Ellon

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