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Pitcairlie House

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

Site Name Pitcairlie House

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

Canmore ID 30301

Site Number NO21SW 20

NGR NO 23855 14992

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

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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