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Elgin Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Elgin City South, Moray

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Latitude: 57.6485 / 57°38'54"N

Longitude: -3.3228 / 3°19'22"W

OS Eastings: 321142

OS Northings: 862831

OS Grid: NJ211628

Mapcode National: GBR L85H.SP4

Mapcode Global: WH6JD.X0VY

Entry Name: Elgin Castle

Scheduled Date: 2 March 1961

Last Amended: 30 May 2017

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1229

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: motte

Location: Elgin

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Elgin City South

Traditional County: Morayshire


The scheduling extends up to but excludes all boundary walls. The scheduling specifically excludes the Duke of Gordon Monument. It excludes the above ground elements of all modern structures, fixtures and fittings within and around the monument including the panoramic plinth, handrails, stone steps and metal railings, and the top 300mm of all gravel paths.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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