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Ravenscraig Park, Lookout Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1189 / 56°7'8"N

Longitude: -3.1361 / 3°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 329460

OS Northings: 692378

OS Grid: NT294923

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.LHDL

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.SGTJ

Entry Name: Ravenscraig Park, Lookout Tower

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392491

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45546

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. Small, circular, conical-roofed lookout tower adjoining rubble-coped rubble sea-defence walls at extreme angle directly above shoreline. Squared rubble with ashlar margins and stone slab roof. Round-headed doorway to N, large gunloops to S, E and W.

Statement of Interest

Situated to the E of the beehive dovecote (listed separately), the tower forms part of the sea wall overlooking the Forth. Ravenscraig Park was gifted to the community by Sir Michael Nairn in 1929. It will have served also as a garden folly/gazebo within the park.

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