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Aberdour, Aberdour Castle West Gateway

A Category B Listed Building in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0543 / 56°3'15"N

Longitude: -3.3004 / 3°18'1"W

OS Eastings: 319109

OS Northings: 685369

OS Grid: NT191853

Mapcode National: GBR 24.QGJB

Mapcode Global: WH6S5.83M0

Entry Name: Aberdour, Aberdour Castle West Gateway

Listing Date: 2 May 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334728

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3609

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Aberdour (Fife)

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

17th century. Angle-arched classical gateway with short connecting walls. Pair of ashlar piers with raised vertical margins to SW elevation. Corniced impost, ashlar arch with voussoirs, central keystone surmounted by moulded cornice. Plain elevation to NE; coursed sandstone. Random rubble to short connecting walls, pitched ashlar wallhead with rounded ridge.

Statement of Interest

SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT. A-Group with Aberdour Castle, Aberdour Castle Walled Garden, Aberdour Castle Dovecot, Aberdour Castle Sundial. The gateway originally stood at the north wall of the now ruined and fragmentary outer courtyard of the castle. However in 1890 the construction of the railway line through the village cut off the existing access to the castle, a new line of access to the castle was therefore necessary. The gateway was dismantled and erected to its present position to the SW of the castle. The entrance road to the castle runs along the old boundary walls of Aberdour House (which are now scheduled being associated with the castle, 2002) and passes over the Dour Burn, where the wall ceases. The road continues, running up the steep SW slope upon which the castle sits, terminating where the old outer courtyard was situated. For further information see Aberdour Castle list description.

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