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Tullibole Castle

Lairds House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Tullibole Castle

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Tulliebole

Canmore ID 26496

Site Number NO00SE 10

NGR NO 05268 00575

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fossoway (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NO00SE 10.00 05268 00575

NO00SE 10.01 05299 00639 Dovecot

(NO 0526 0057) Tullibole Castle (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1974)

Tullibole Castle is a good example of a laird's house of the early 17th century, built on the 'palace' plan. It is still occupied, and a wing has lately been added on the N side. The original house consisted of an oblong main block lying E-W, the eastern part having three storeys and the western four, with a wing projecting on the S side. A heraldic panel indicates that it was built by John Halliday in 1608. However, there was probably a much earlier house on the site, there being in the Record Office in London letters patent to Edward I dated from 'Tullibothville' in 1304. In the same year, a memorandum states that Edward I had intended to build a castle at Tullibothville, but could find no suitable site. Charter evidence shows that in 1490, Tulliebole belonged to the Heron family, passing to the Hallidays in the 16th century. It passed to the Moncrieffs about 1740.

J B Paul 1891; RCAHMS 1933, visited 1929.

Tullibole Castle, still in the possession of the Moncrieff family, is generally as described previously. In 1956 considerable internal restoration was carried out and the exterior harled and whitewashed.

Visited by OS (R D) 21 December 1967.

Architecture Notes

NO00SE 10.00 05268 00575

NO00SE 10.01 05299 00639


Tullibole Castle.

Early 17th Century. Traditional style. Very small, but good.

Owner - Lord Moncrieff.


The National Library of Scotland (Possibly).

Phillips in Scotland booksale, Wednesday 2nd December, 1992.

Lot 187 included a vast fat roll of designs for additions, unsigned - as though proposal was aborted? -and like Brown and Wardrop etc. in character.

c. 1870.

Designs not purchased by NMRS. Possibly purchased by NLS Map room. I.E. 24.12.1992.


Photographic Survey (1955)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1955.


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