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Duffus Castle and Church, Morayshire

Ministry of Public Building and Works

Duffus Castle and Church, Morayshire

by Ministry of Public Building and Works

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Published by H.M.S.O in (London .
Written in English


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Caption title.

Statementby W. Douglas Simpson.
ContributionsSimpson, William Douglas, 1896-
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19671055M

Duffus Burghead, fort, graveyard and chapel, including the Clavie Duffus Burgie Castle and Dovecot Rafford Castle Hill,motte Cullen Castle of Findochty Rathven Cauddwell Castle Boharm Caysbriggs, earthwork m north west of Drainie Church of Dundurcas,old parish church Rothes Corskellie,cup & ring-marked stone 90m SSE of Rothiemay. All three books are available from the Castle Shop, or direct from the author. All proceeds from I Love Banffshire are donated to local charities, and to date over £25, has been raised. To learn more about I Love Food, I Love Food 2 and I Love Banffshire, please read on. I Love Food (£25).

Old Duffus Farmhouse, situated amongst rolling fields of barley has stunning views across to the spectacular ruins of Duffus Castle. Sleeping 8 it is ideal for family gatherings or get togethers. 3 of the 4 bedrooms plus the living room all have south facing views direct to the castle. Presumably the sparse remains of the tower with lancet windows at Duffus church predates the lost chapel of the castle and is the church of St Peter of Duffus mentioned before Hugh Moravia and his wife were both buried there in St Peter's church, before .

Nice old church ruins dating from around , built by de Moray, the builder of Duffus Castle. Sits in a clearing in the woods a hundred yards or so from the road. Admission is free. There is a rare Mercat Cross in the graveyard. Close to Duffus Castle and not too far from Location: 9 Gordonstoun Road.5 mi east of Duffus grid # NJ , Duffus. Duffus Castle and Church by the late W. DOUGLAS SIMPSON, CBE, MA, D LITT, LL D FSA, FSA SCOT, HON FRIAS. HISTORY. EARLY in the sixteenth century the Italian scholar, Giovanni Ferrerio,was staying as a guest in Kinloss Abbey, and while there wrote a history of that monastery. In it he tells us that its founder, David I, stayed at Duffus Castle during the summer of , while the .


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Duffus Castle and Church, Morayshire by Ministry of Public Building and Works Download PDF EPUB FB2

Duffus Castle was a fortress – residence for more than years, from the s to the s. The stone castle we see today was built in the s, replacing an earlier timber fortress. Once one of the strongest castles in Scotland, it was reduced to a decaying ruin by the time of its abandonment in Duffus Castle, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland, was a motte-and-bailey castle and was in use from c to During its occupation it underwent many alterations.

The most fundamental was the destruction of the original wooden structure and its replacement with one of by: First castle: Freskin, Morayshire book Strabrock. DUFFUS CASTLE "Duffus Castle is an almost complete specimen, in stone and mortar, of the basic motte and bailey castle made famous by the Normans.

The castle is located a few miles north of Elgin in Morayshire and is said to rise from the otherwise level ground "like a boss on a buckler". Shempston, Old Duffus, Duffus Castle and Waterton. A brief history of Duffus Castle and nearby lands including a list of some of the pre census inhabitants giving name, date, residence, relationship, illustrated with hand drawn map of the area aboutand a facsimile description of Duffus Castle published in Covers years Hotels Duffus Castle and Church Duffus Castle: ( km) Old Duffus Farmhouse ( km) The Lodge ( km) Links Lodge B&B ( km) Norland ( km) Ardgye House Bed and Breakfast; View all hotels near Duffus Castle on Tripadvisor/5().

Duffus Castle is in the parish of Duffus and the county of Morayshire. Grid reference: NJ Lat / long:(books) The Castles of Scotland. Martin Coventry Prestongrange, Buy from Amazon. References (websites). Enter the largest surviving medieval bishop’s house in Scotland – residence of the bishops of Moray for years.

Royalty travelling in the area sometimes used the palace as a guesthouse. This site is closed until Spring We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while. St Peter's Kirk is not far from Duffus Castle and it is thought to have been constructed by the same builder.

There has been a church on this spot since at least although it was badly damaged in the s and extensively remodelled in For Old Duffus steading (NJ ), see NJ16NE (NJ ) Duffus Castle (NR) (Ruins) OS 6" map, Morayshire, 2nd ed., (). Duffus Castle. W D Simpson Survey of earthworks checked.

Visited by OS (W D J) 30 November Classified as Site of Regional Significance; public monument with regular hours and entry fee. Latest News My apologies for the long absence of pages resulting in the inability to read the site. Hopefully it is ok now. Kirktoun has gorgeous open views across farmland and woods and is perfect for couples or families.

Old Duffus Farmhouse, with amazing views across to the spectacular ruins of Duffus Castle, is ideal for larger groups, whilst The Lodge, nestled at the gates of historic Duffus House, is. Duffus Castle in Morayshire served as a fortress–residence for over years.

SCO Elgin past and present: a historical guide / by Herbert B. Mackintosh. roperty, including this street and the ground oneither side, was for centuries part of the policiesof the town residence of the Dunbars of Northfieldand Duffus, and was the last bit.

Long before a mighty stone keep stood at Duffus - its tumbled ruins still visible today, an earlier castle built of wood dominated the island fortress in Morayshire.

It was built by Freskyn, a Fleming who had served under David I and was rewarded with lands in Morayshire after defeating the rebel Earl Angus.

Moray: About 3 miles north-west of Elgin, on minor roads east of B or west of B, miles east of Duffus, south of Lossiemouth Airfield, at Old Duffus, at Duffus Castle.

HES NJ OS: 28 IV30 5RH OPEN: Access at all reasonable times – short walk. St Peter’s Church is also in the care of HES and open to the public. Lossiemouth (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Losaidh) is a town in Moray, ally the port belonging to Elgin, it became an important fishing gh there has been over 1, years of settlement in the area, the present day town was formed over the past years and consists of four separate communities that eventually merged into one.

"Duffus castle is loved by kids, a castle ruin that they can climb over and big hills to roll down along with the moat that surrounds it, a great place to visit and take a picnic and kite to on a nice day, parking " "The great think about our visit was we were the only ones there and could take our time and walk around the castle and the surrounding grounds and got a real feel of its history.".

Duffus Castle is of national importance because it is a particularly fine example of a motte and bailey castle which remains intact. In addition it has one of the finest stone keeps in Scotland. It also has the potential to provide archaeological evidence of fortifications, domestic arrangements, material culture and architectural details from.

Sir Edward Dunbar, (the present Laird’s father), gave the ground and the playing field to the people of Duffus. The hall was opened by Lady Dunbar. Mr R Duncan, Begrow Farm, was the small boy who presented her with a bouquet. Duffus Dundurcas (see Rothes) Duthil and Rothiemurchus Dyke Edinkillie Elgin and Pluscarden Essil and Dipple (see Speymouth) Forres Inverallan (see Cromdale) Kinloss Kinneddar (see Drainie) Knockando Lhanbryd St Andrews New Spynie Rafford Rothes St Andrews (see Lhanbryd St Andrews) Speymouth (formerly Essil and Dipple) Urquhart.

For St Peter's Cross (Duffus, Old Market Cross), see NJ16NE 3. (NJ ) St. Peter's Church (NR) (In Ruins) OS 6" map, Morayshire, 2nd ed., () St.

Peter's Church was in existence in The mediaeval portions that survive consist of the basement of a western tower, and a porch on the south side that was built in.

The castle Duffus, was built in the mid 12th century by Freskin, Lord of Strathbrock, a Flemish knight, whose descenants took the title 'de Moravia' (of Moray).

Freskin was given the land at Duffus by King David 1, and by the castle was complete enough to accommodate the King while he supervised the construction of nearby Kinlosss Abbey.[page] 71 County of Elgin -- Parish of Duffus: OS1/12/9/1/ CHURCH: Church Church Church: Sir A.

Dunbar Bart [Baronet] Duffus House Dr. [Doctor] Brander Manse of Duffus J. Tindel Schoolmaster Duffus: This name applies to the parish Church of Duffus it is a substantial building slated and in good repair.

was erected A.D, and. Tour Scotland video of Duffus Castle near Elgin, Moray. It was a motte and bailey castle and was in use from to The castle was destroyed .