NJ9926 : Knockhall castle at sunset

taken 9 years ago, near to Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Knockhall castle at sunset
Knockhall castle at sunset
Knockhall Castle was the home of the Laird of Udny until it burned down in 1734. It remains a roofless ruin to this day. Jamie Fleeman was the Laird's fool (jester). On the night the castle burned Jamie, aged 21, saved the Laird's treasure chest by picking it up and throwing it through the window. No mean feat given that it took 3 strong men even to lift it!
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NJ9926, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 28 February, 2008
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 993 264 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.6993N 2:0.7364W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 994 264
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