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Cruivie Castle

Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Cruivie Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 33271

Site Number NO42SW 4

NGR NO 41882 22895

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Logie (North East Fife)
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO42SW 4 41882 22895

(NO 4188 2289) Cruivie Castle (NR)

OS 6" map (1959)

Cruivie Castle: as described, except that no indication of a ditch could be seen.

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

Architecture Notes

NO42SW 4 41882 22895

The remains of Cruivie Castle, which is of late 15th century date, are situated on a rock outcrop, standing about 20' above its immediate surroundings with indications of a ditch, or a quarry from which the stone to build the castle was taken. It is L-shaped on plan, and the walls, mainly large blocks of whin rubble, still stand over 20' high. The 'mansion' of Cruivie is mentioned in 1509, and the 'tower' of Cruivie occurs in 1539/40, when it was granted to Henry Ramsay by the King.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 1927; SDD List


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