Invermark Castle

Angus, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Tarfside
County: Angus
Latitude/Longitude: 56.9115, -2.91761

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Invermark Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Early 16th century with early 17th century additions and alterations (see Notes). 4-storey and attic, rectangular-plan, roofless tower house with 17th century bartizan corbelled out at 3rd floor, round-arched entrance with iron yett at 1st floor, regularly-spaced horizontal gun loops at ground level to all elevations, gable and wall-head stacks. Very irregular fenestration. Random granite and schist boulders and rubble with red sandstone margins. Intermittent remains of eaves cornice. The castle has rounded corners, corbelled to square at 3rd floor. Chamfered window margins to older part; rounded margins to later windows; relieving arches above most windows.

FURTHER DETAILS: principal elevation to S; most windows are to this elevation. Round-arched door way at left of 1st floor to S elevation; 2 large windows to right; smaller windows to upper floors. Windows to other elevations predominantly small and lighting 3rd floor and attic, except large 1st floor window on W elevation. Corbelled bartizan at SE corner with small windows and round gun-loops. Large Wallhead stacks to N and S with windows pierced through centre. Asymmetrical gables with short gablehead stacks.

Some ashlar-coped skews remaining; partially corniced stacks.

INTERIOR: access not possible, but secondary sources indicate that ground floor is barrel-vaulted and accessed by turnpike stair to left of principal entrance. No other internal floors or walls; stair to upper floors collapsed. Some chimney pieces; arched dresser-recesses at 1st floor; some stone window seats to larger windows. Windows grooved for glass.

Information from British Listed Buildings

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