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Kellie Castle, Kellie Mausoleum

A Category C Listed Building in Carnbee, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2351 / 56°14'6"N

Longitude: -2.778 / 2°46'40"W

OS Eastings: 351871

OS Northings: 705001

OS Grid: NO518050

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.C5V1

Mapcode Global: WH7SL.9JDY

Entry Name: Kellie Castle, Kellie Mausoleum

Listing Date: 14 March 1989

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335558

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4309

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Carnbee

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Parish: Carnbee

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Ornamental building built in second half of 18th century and

known as the Kellie Mausoleum, with 2 recumbent memorial

slabs lying at front (S), the earlier a memorial to the 7th

Earl of Kellie, who died in 1797; but he is said to be buried

abroad and the building may originally have been an

eyecatcher or folly (ie not necessarily built circa 1797). Rectangular-plan with monopitch roof, south front with blind

(?blocked) gothic window central (possibly an insertion);

entrance door in west flank (original use of interior is

uncertain). Rubble-built, squared dressings, ashlar window,

slate roof.

Statement of Interest

The second recumbent slab is a memorial to Lady Anne Erskine,

sister of the 7th Earl.

Category C(S) only for neglected condition.

Possibly a conversion from a dovecot.

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