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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 685446

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO21SW 20 23855 14992.

(NO 2385 1500) Pitcairlie House (NAT)

OS 6"map, (1959)

Pitcairlie House in a strong defensive position is in the main an 18th century mansion which was again altered about 1800. However there is a considerable 16th century nucleus with a 16th century tower projecting at the S angle. It is now difficult to judge the original plan and extent of the early house, but it is quite likely that it was of Z - plan, with this tower at one end of the main block, and another, containing the stair, projecting diagonally opposite. Three squared recesses, 5' above the ground were used to hold bee-skeps.

N Tranter 1962-70; RCAHMS 1933.

Pitcairlie House, name confirmed, and as described above, is still occupied.

Visited by OS (J L D) 15 October 1956 and (R D) 20 May 1970.

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