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Walled garden and gateway excluding scheduled monument SM871, Piteadie Castle, Kinghorn

A Category B Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0892 / 56°5'20"N

Longitude: -3.195 / 3°11'42"W

OS Eastings: 325739

OS Northings: 689128

OS Grid: NT257891

Mapcode National: GBR 28.N85B

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.W6RT

Entry Name: Walled garden and gateway excluding scheduled monument SM871, Piteadie Castle, Kinghorn

Listing Date: 18 June 1979

Last Amended: 27 September 2017

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341990

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9697

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kinghorn

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

15th century extensive walled garden with round-arched Renaissance gateway and pediment with Calderwood arms inscribed 1686 and second gate with inscribed lintel to west wall.

Statement of Interest

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: Scheduled Monument SM871.

In 1564 the castle belonged to William Kirkcaldy of Grange, passing in 1637 to David Boiswell of Glassmount, and subsequently to the Boswells of Balmuto. It was sold in 1671 to William Calderwood an Edinburgh burgess and apothecary whose initials appear over the gate to the walled garden. Later described in the NSA as "very entire in its ruins. This place was inhabited not more than an hundred years ago. It belongs to the Earl of Rosslyn, and has been in the family of the St Clairs for a long period".

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