Z-plan castle

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Glenbuchat Castle
Castle Fraser

Z Plan is a form of castle design common in England and Scotland. The Z-plan castle has a strong central rectangular tower with smaller towers attached at diagonally opposite corners.[1]

Examples of the Z plan are Glenbuchat Castle in Aberdeenshire,[2] Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire and Hatton Castle, Angus, Scotland.

A variant on the Z plan is the C plan, in which the two smaller towers are attached at adjacent corners of the main tower.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Stuart Reid (2006). Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450–1650. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-962-2. 
  2. ^ Glenuchat Castle on Undicovered Scotland