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Latitude: 56.0537 / 56°3'13"N
Longitude: -3.3712 / 3°22'16"W
OS Eastings: 314696
OS Northings: 685388
OS Grid: NT146853
Mapcode National: GBR 21.QQKN
Mapcode Global: WH6S4.53XG
Entry Name: Fordell Castle
Listing Date: 24 November 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334772
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3652
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
Dated 1580. Oblong fortified house 4 storeys high with
stair-wings at N.W. and S.E. angles and corbelled turrets at
N.E. and S.W. angles. Rubble, slated roof. Entrance
lintels inscribed with date and monogram 'I.H.'. First
storey has three vaulted chambers and passage. Each upper
storey had two rooms 'en suite'.
Built for James Henderson of Fordell in whose family the
estate remained until recently Superseded for two centuries
by Fordell House (built 1721: dem. in recent years) but
carefully maintained, it is now occupied again.
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