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Auchinleck Castle
Auchinleck Castle
Affleck Castle
Affleck Castle
Forfarshire Illustrated
Crown Charter
James Mitchell Esq. Proprietor
Ainslie's Co. [County] map
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
051 "The Castle of Auchinleck (or the field of stones), commonly called Affleck, is situated upon the high grounds of the parish of Monikie, and somewhat more than a mile west of the Church.
It consists of a large tower, of considerable elevation, and of excellent masonry; but from its arrangement and style, had never been intended for a place of strength. It is still entire, and is used for lumber-rooms &c. At what time, and by whom it was erected, there is apparently no record. In the reign of James I, the estate was the property of a family designed for it "of that Ilk"; and, about the year 1430, Sir John Auchinleck, Knight, at that time the proprietor, married a daughter of Sir John Boswell of Balmuto, in Fife Shire, who, after Sir John's death. married Durham of Grange of Monifieth. The year 1830 [1430], however, is too old a date for the erection of the Castle, which may probably have been built by some of the Auchinlecks before the Estate was
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"In the list of antiquities may be reckoned a
beautiful specimen of the old feudal Castles at
Affleck which though long uninhabited yet seems to
be as entire as it has ever been. It is said to serve
as a mark to sailors on the neighbouring Coast."
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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