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Ravenscraig Park Boundary Walls, Railings and Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1249 / 56°7'29"N

Longitude: -3.1258 / 3°7'32"W

OS Eastings: 330109

OS Northings: 693035

OS Grid: NT301930

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.L5PD

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.Y9PX

Entry Name: Ravenscraig Park Boundary Walls, Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392488

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45545

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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19th century enclosure walls incorporating earlier (possibly 16th century) sections. Random and coursed rubble with flat and semicircular ashlar coping.

NW GATE: reconstructed 1929 (see Notes). Quadrant walls with pyramidal-coped, square-section ashlar gatepiers.

NE GATE: probably reconstructed 1929. As above but with low wall and inset decorative cast-iron railings to W, and gas lamp bracket retained on W pier.

SE (RAVENSCRAIG NURSERY) GATE: older sandstone ashlar gatepiers with tall pyramidal-cope. Nearby blocked pedestrian gateway with carved stone over lintel, shield flanked by initials 'IF' and 'SI', and dated 15(?)88.

Statement of Interest

Formerly the policies of Dysart House, built to replace Ravenscraig Castle (granted to Lord Sinclair in 1470), the Park boasted a large walled garden (now Ravenscraig Nursery) and was connected with Dysart House by two bridges over Hot Pot Wynd. Dysart House (listed separately) and policies were purchased from the 5th Earl of Rosslyn in 1896 when he was bankrupted, the new owner (Sir Michael Nairn) donated the policies to the town in 1929, at which time the W (and probably the E) gates were reconstructed.

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