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Balwearie Tower

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

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392349

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45456

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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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.

Statement of Interest

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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