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Craigston Castle

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Craigston Castle, a mansion in King-Edward parish, NW Aberdeenshire, 4 miles NNE of Turriff. Founded in 1604-7 by John Urquhart, Tutor of Cromarty, it consisted originally of a central tower and two projecting wings, but was so altered by connecting archwork as to be made quadrangular, and is now an interesting edifice, with beautiful grounds and plantations; among its portraits are three by Jameson and four of the dethroned Stuarts. The present owner, Francis Edward Romulus Pollard-Urquhart (b. 1848; suc. 1871), holds 3998 acres in the shire, valued at £2856 per annum.

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