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Pitcullo Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Pitcullo Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 32902

Site Number NO41NW 1

NGR NO 41350 19280

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO41NW 1 41317 19288

NO41NW 17 41401 19144 Dovecot

(NO 4135 1927) Pitcullo (NR)

OS 6" map (1959)

The remains of Pitcullo Castle, a late 16th century house 3 storeys high with an undercroft at its east end. Originally, it consisted of a single block with a wing projecting S from its SW angle to house the main stair. A second wing was subsequently added at the SE. According to MacGibbon and Ross (1892), over the entrance are the initials D.B. for a Balfour, who built the house. (David Balfour of 'Petcullo' was dead before January 1514/5).

RCAHMS 1933, visited 1925

As described by RCAHMS. It is in the process of being restored.

Visited by OS (JLD) 23 October 1956 and (WDJ) 4 June 1970

Restored; 17th century wing demolished.


Restored for a single household by Cunninghame Jack, Fisher and Purdom, 1972. Saltire Award 1972.


Photographic Survey (1954 - 1956)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1954.


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