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Country House (19th Century)

Site Name Scotscraig

Classification Country House (19th Century)

Canmore ID 33170

Site Number NO42NW 62

NGR NO 44565 28118

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Ferry-port-on-craig
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO42NW 62 44565 28118

A single gable and a portion of an outer wall are the only remains of the old mansion of Scotscraig. "The appearance of the masonry seems to indicate that the building was erected in the fifteenth century, but no definite record of its date now exists. The lands of Scotscraig are mentioned in charters of 1452 and 1480. Archbishop Sharp probably acquired the estate when he was appointed Primate in 1661.

A H Millar 1895

Scotscraig: "About 200 yards west of Scotscraig Mains is a pair of Renaissance gate-piers, with globular finials and the date 1620. Close at hand are the old walled gardens, the entrance to which is a Renaissance archway bearing...the initials A.I.S. for James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, and the date 1667."

"There is a large, and presumably late, oblong, rubble-built dovecot beside the home farm" (of Scotscraig).


1807, severe classic. 2-storey and basement whin rubble with droved dressings, 5-window front with centre bay advanced with R-doric pilastered fanlight doorpiece and tripartite window and pediment above. 3-window flanks. Reglazed except for fanlight. Slated piended roof, platformed with conical skylight. Plain interior. Deserted.

SDD List 1969

1807 house is now demolished, gardens survive to N..

Architecture Notes

NO42NW 62 44565 28118

Built c.1807 or 1817


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