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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Thornton Castle Thornton Castle
Thornton Castle
Thornton Castle
Thornton Castle
Alexander Crombie Esqr Junr. [Junior] W.S. [Writer to the Signet]
James Finlayson (Factor)
Mr William Alexander (Bent)
Valuation Roll 1862-63
023.08 "Thornton Castle is but a Small building and had apparently been erected at different times, there being two dates, 1531, and 1662, on the older portions the latter having reference to the time of Sir James Strachan who was a Commissioner to the Scotch Parliament in 1661."
(Memorials of Angus & Mearns)

"Thornton Castle, the property of Alexander Crombie Esqr of Phesdo is an ancient building in the style of the Scotch Castellated Mansion house, part of it bears date 1531, it had been allowed to get into a ruinous state but was repaired by the late Mr Crombie of Phesdo about 20 years ago with much taste and Considerable expense, in making these repairs the style and Character of the Old Castle was strictly attended to it is now a comfortable residence". (New Stat Act [Statistical Account])
This Castle is in good repair, Surrounded by Gardens and pleasure grounds. The portion Colored dark on trace is the ancient Castle, the portion Colored light is the Wing built by Mr Crombie and referred to in New. Stat. Act. [Statistical Account]. The Castle is situated on the South side of the Fettercairn Road about 2 miles from the Village of Laurencekirk.

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