Aberdeen, Benholm's Lodge

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Aberdeen, Benholm's Lodge

Site Name Aberdeen, Benholm's Lodge

Classification Public House (20th Century), Tower House (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Old Aberdeen; Wallace Tower; Benholm's Lodging; Netherkirkgate; Wallace Neuk; Wallace Nook; Putachieside

Canmore ID 20178

Site Number NJ90NW 55

NGR NJ 93556 08924

NGR Description Removed from NJ 9419 0627

Datum Osgb36 - Ngr

Council Aberdeen, City Of

Parish Aberdeen

Ordnance Survey licence number 100020548. All rights reserved.
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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 671439

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 55 93556 08925 removed from NJ 9419 0627

(NJ 9355 0892) Benholm's Lodge known as the Wallace Tower (NAT)

OS 1:1250 map, (1972).

Benholm's Tower locally known as the Wallace (from Well-house) Tower was removed from its original site at NJ 9419 0627, under threat of re-development, and re-erected c.1971. It was built between 1610 and 1616 for Sir Robert Keith of Benholm and is unique in being a z-plan tower house used as a town 'lodging'. A wing was added c.1789 and, despite 19th century alterations, the building remained in reasonable condition until the beginning of the 20th century but was neglected thereafter being used as a public house, which is still its function on its new site.

E Meldrum 1964; HBD List nd, 48.

(Newspaper reference cited).

NMRS, MS/712/83.

Benholm's/the Wallace Tower is no longer a public house but is now a block of flats.

Information from Michael Gilmour Associates 9 August 2002.


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