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Kinkell Castle

Castle (Medieval), Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kinkell Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 301121

Site Number NO51NW 722

NGR NO 53727 15517

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish St Andrews And St Leonards
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO51NW 722 53727 15517

See also NO51SW 2.00.

Kinkell Castle is named and depicted (NAT or in non-antiquity type) on the Ordnance Survey 1st and 2nd editions of the 1-inch to the mile map (Arbroath, 1888 (surveyed 1855-7) and 1896 (surveyed 1894) , sheet 49). An associated dovecot is also depicted. Kinkell Castle nor the associated dovecot are depicted on the Ordnance Survey 3rd edition 1-inch to the mile map (Arbroath, 1907 (surveyed 1904-5), sheet 49).

Information from RCAHMS (MMD), 20 November 2009.

There is a depiction of Kinekll Castle in a portfolio of drawings by John Oliphant and held at St Andrews University Special Collections (Oliphant Crawings Collection, catalogue number OLI-2, 'The Ruins of the Castle of Kinkell on the sea coast situated about one mile from St Andrews', pen and wash, circa 1767).

Information from St Andews University Library Photographic Website (, retrieved 26 November 2009).

RCAHMS (MMD), 26 November 2009.


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