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Donibristle House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0313 / 56°1'52"N

Longitude: -3.3494 / 3°20'57"W

OS Eastings: 316007

OS Northings: 682863

OS Grid: NT160828

Mapcode National: GBR 22.S3GB

Mapcode Global: WH6S4.JN8Q

Entry Name: Donibristle House

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334767

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3647

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalgety

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Dalgety

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

The corps-de-logis has been removed but two service-wings,
connected by subterranean passage, remain. Wings built
c. 1720. Alexander McGill, architect. Each originally
L-plan. 3 storeys. Harled. Piended slated roofs. Fine
decorative wrot-iron screen (inscribed C.A.M.) between
wings on seaward site, with central iron arch. Steps
leading to terraces of former forecourt.

Statement of Interest

James Stewart of Doune (Perthshire) was made Commendutor of

Incholm Abbey c. 1540 and took up resident in Donibristle,

one of the Abbey properties. His son was created Lord Doune

1580. His grandson the Master of Doune. married the Countess

of Moray and assumed title of Earl of Moray; he was

murdered at Donibristle January 1592 and his house was

burned down. Mansion on H-plan built c.1700 (J. Gillespie

Graham's drawing for Jacobean embellishments are at

Darraway Castle; copies at N.M.R. of S.) was burned down in 1858.

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