NO7053 : Site of Black Jack Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose

taken 3 years ago, near to Usan, Angus, Great Britain

Site of Black Jack Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose
Site of Black Jack Castle, parish of Craig, Montrose
This photo shows the site of the former Black Jack Castle on the cliffs at Boddin near Montrose. The castle or fortalice was built on the flat top of a precipitous sea cliff. The rocky promontory on which the castle stood was joined to the mainland by a causeway overlying a ditch. The castle was the stronghold of the Gray family and was superseded when the third Andrew Gray built a new castle at nearby Dunninald around 1590. Some of the stone walls may have fallen into the sea while others may have been removed and reused for other local buildings.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7098 5355 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:40.3684N 2:28.5098W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7096 5357
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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