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Fordell Castle

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

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334772

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3652

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalgety

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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'.

Statement of Interest

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estate remained until recently Superseded for two centuries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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