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Pitcruvie Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Pitcruvie Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Balcruvie Castle

Canmore ID 32806

Site Number NO40SW 4

NGR NO 41356 04639

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NO40SW 4 41356 04639

(NO 4135 0464) Pitcruvie Castle (NR) (Ruin)

OS 6" map (1938)

Pitcruivie Castle. This ruined tower has features which suggest that it has at some time been reconstructed though the difference in building style is so slight that it may indicate only changes made during building. The date of the original construction would seem to be a little before 1500.

On plan the tower is an oblong lying E-W and measuring 25 1/2ft by 38 1/4ft with the remains of a small stair-wing projecting from the north-west angle.

RCAHMS 1933

The tower is as described above except that the small stair-wing projects from the NE angle. It is constructed of dressed stone with rubble filling and is now much weathered.

Visited by OS (EGC) 16 October 1962

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