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Stravithie Castle

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Stravithie Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 34475

Site Number NO51SW 4

NGR NO 5306 1184

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO51SW 4 5306 1184.

(NO 5306 1184) Stravithie Castle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1919)

"The castle of Stravithy is described by Sir Robert Sibbald as "entire about a hundred and twenty seven years ago (c.1710);" it was a regular fortalice, situated in a bog, with ditch and drawbridge...and was surrounded by ornamental walks and trees.

NSA 184; R Sibbald 1803

Similar information. The castle has now been completely removed and the fosse drained. The site is marked by a few ornamental trees.

A H Millar 1895

The lands of Stravithie, with manor and tower, are mentioned in a charter of Charles I, dated at Edinburgh, 12th December 1642.

Reg Magni Sig Reg Scot 1634-51

The site of Stravithie Castle falls in a pasture field. There are no trees in the vicinity, and no trace of a ditch.

Visited by OS (DS) 15 October 1956

OS (DS) confirmed.

Visited by OS (EGC) 26 August 1968


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