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Castle Newe - Aberdeenshire

Castle Newe - Aberdeenshire
Castle Newe - Aberdeenshire - before demolition

Not much remains of Castle Newe (pronounced "Neyouw") an altered Z plan tower house of 1604 and mansion from 1831, which had a tall central tower and was designed by Archibald Simpson. The original castle consisted of a main block with rectangular towers at opposite corners. The building was demolished around 1827, and materials used to build an extension of the University of Aberdeen. It was a property of the Forbes family, who made their fortune in India.

Wording taken from The Castles of Scotland Third Edition by Martin Coventry

Below added Feb 2023...

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Pics above: Castle Newe taken in 2004 within policies of House of Newe

See Also: Video about Castle Newe

Added: 18 Apr 2010 Updated: 04 Feb 2023
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Comment by: Robert Sivewright on Fri, 3rd Feb 2023, 7:07 pmRef id: 131

Why was it demolished & where was it situated?

Comment by: David Campbell on Fri, 3rd Feb 2023, 10:32 pmRef id: 132

The site is about 3/4 mile east of Strathdon. - According to - it was demolished around 1927. Castle Newe, from 1604, 1831, Archibald Simpson. Pronounced Neyouw. Handsome castellated edifice - with central tower 85ft high; demolished, c.1950, and stones used to build Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University. source:

Comment by: David Campbell on Fri, 3rd Feb 2023, 10:41 pmRef id: 133

Castle demolished in 1927 and stone reused in Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University. New castle built by Sir Hamish Forbes in 1992. According to my notes and confirmed by Lady Forbes part of the barrel-vaulted cellar and corridor of C17th castle survive. Source: Robert ( SCA Chairman )

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