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Blythe's Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Kinglassie, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1822 / 56°10'55"N

Longitude: -3.2466 / 3°14'47"W

OS Eastings: 322718

OS Northings: 699536

OS Grid: NT227995

Mapcode National: GBR 26.GGL3

Mapcode Global: WH6RF.3W81

Entry Name: Blythe's Tower

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345978

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13006

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinglassie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes West and Kinglassie

Parish: Kinglassie

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1812. 4-stage, square tower (52 ft high). Random rubble with base course, ashlar dividing courses to set-back stages and remains of battlemented parapet; segmental-headed door with voussoirs.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 1st stage with tall, narrow, segmental-arched door, 2nd stage blank, window with flanking small openings to 3rd and 4th stages.

S ELEVATION: blank 1st stage, 2 narrow openings to 2nd stage, window to 3rd and 4th stages.

E ELEVATION: 1st and 2nd stages blank, window with flanking small openings to 3rd and 4th stages.

N ELEVATION: 1st stage blank, 4 narrow openings to 2nd stage, window to 3rd and 4th stages.

Statement of Interest

Interior formerly floored, probably with observation platform at top, used as look-out tower by Home Guard in WWII.

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