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Denmylne Castle

Dovecot (18th Century), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Denmylne Castle

Classification Dovecot (18th Century), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Den Miln Castle

Canmore ID 30072

Site Number NO21NW 16

NGR NO 24931 17549

NGR Description NO 24931 17549 and NO 2492 1753

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Abdie
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO21NW 16 24931 17549 and 2492 1753.

(NO 2493 1754) Denmylne Castle (NR) (In Ruins).

(NO 2492 1753) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 6" map, Fife, (1920)

Denmylne Castle, a late 16th century house, now ruinous. It is cruciform in plan with a main block, 41 1/2' by 24' lying NW-SE, with a rectangular stair wing projecting to the NE and a smaller projection on the SW. A door jamb in the NE face indicates there was a courtyard.

16ft to the W there is a roofless rectangular dovecot, 18' by 15', with crow-stepped gables. It is rubble-built and harled; its lintel is dated 1706 and bears initials.

The steading buildings show a lintel inscribed M.B.- I.D. 1625. The same initials appear over the cart shed. A lintel over the garden entrance is dated 1679.

RCAHMS 1933.

Denmylne Castle is as described and illustrated. The dovecot has now been demolished. (Extant in 1956).

Visited by OS (J L D) 30 October 1956 and (R D) 20 May 1970.


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