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Raith Estate, Raith Tower, Cormie Hill

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1138 / 56°6'49"N

Longitude: -3.2083 / 3°12'30"W

OS Eastings: 324957

OS Northings: 691880

OS Grid: NT249918

Mapcode National: GBR 27.LZ05

Mapcode Global: WH6RT.PLFG

Entry Name: Raith Estate, Raith Tower, Cormie Hill

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341981

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9688

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy and Dysart

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kirkcaldy And Dysart

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. 3-storey, square-plan lookout tower with inside stair, crenellated parapet and round angle-turrets. Harled brick. Vaulted 1st storey with pointed arches, and turnpike stair inside.

Statement of Interest

Several stone coffins, urns and human bones have been found on Cormie Hill which is thought to have been a military station at some time. Used as a private museum until the 1970s, now derelict.

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