NO6955 : Site of Rossie Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose

taken 3 years ago, near to Kirkton of Craig, Angus, Great Britain

Site of Rossie Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose
Site of Rossie Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose
The foreground of this photo shows the site of the former Rossie Castle near Montrose in Angus. The castle was built for Hercules and Henrietta Ross ; they took possession in 1800. The surrounding grounds had an American garden, ornamental trees, rhododendron bushes, a trout lake and a dovecot dating back to 1695.
The last day of the castle came when George Ogilvie, the landowning farmer, set off a detonation at 3.00 pm on Sunday 29th September 1957. The blast reduced the once magnificent three storey, 150 foot long building to 20,000 tons of stone and rubble.
With the consent of Mr Oglivie, who was an elder of Craig Parish Church, Rev William M Diack, M.A., used a little of the stone for paving at the nearby Manse of Craig. Most of the stone was used for widening the road between Montrose and Arbroath.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Country estates  People, Events 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6971 5592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:41.6410N 2:29.7700W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6971 5591
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