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Latitude: 56.0989 / 56°5'56"N
Longitude: -3.1865 / 3°11'11"W
OS Eastings: 326287
OS Northings: 690208
OS Grid: NT262902
Mapcode National: GBR 28.MQ33
Mapcode Global: WH6RV.0YWV
Entry Name: Balwearie Tower
Listing Date: 26 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392349
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45456
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Kirkcaldy and Dysart
Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Parish: Kirkcaldy And Dysart
Traditional County: Fife
Early to earlier 19th century. 2-stage, rubble folly (gable end adjoined by 2-storey cottage) with ashlar dividing course and projecting rubble margins. Pointed arch openings.
N ELEVATION: 1st stage with large pointed-arch recess at ground containing memorial tablet, narrow window high up to right. 2nd stage with brick-traceried window below quatrefoil opening, 3 small square nesting boxes to left.
Cottage to rear: door to E, flanked by windows, harled extension to W.
Formerly part of the Raith Estate, this folly was viewed from Raith House to the N. An almost identical structure, known as 'Lambswell' (listed separately) is situated to the W of Raith House.
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