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Easter Kinnear Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Easter Kinnear Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 33282

Site Number NO42SW 5

NGR NO 4035 2301

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO42SW 5 4035 2301.

(Name: centred NO 4035 2298) Kinnear (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1921)

There is the fragment of a tower on the farm of Easter Kinnear, standing to a height of 17ft. The masonary has been rubble, with pinnings.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 1927

NO 4035 2301 The remains of this tower, 6.0m long and 1.1m thick, are situated in a commanding position upon the summit of a rocky knoll, with steep natural slopes on the NW, and more gradual slopes on the other sides. Along the NW edge of the Knoll is a grass-covered bank, 2.0m wide, 0.5m high and 37.0m long, and a similar bank, 11.0m long, runs along the south side. These probably represent the remains of a courtyard wall.

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


Field Visit (27 May 1927)

Tower, Easter Kinnear.

On the farm of Easter Kinnear, 3 ¼ miles west-north-west of Leuchars, beside some cot - houses, is the fragment of a tower. Only the north-east angle remains, standing to a height of 17 feet and indicating that the basement floor had been ceiled and the upper floor -vaulted. The masonry has been rubble, built with pinnings.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 27 May 1927.


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