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Fordell Castle

Gate (18th Century)

Site Name Fordell Castle

Classification Gate (18th Century)

Canmore ID 345610

Site Number NT18NW 8.07

NGR NT 14998 85474

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Inverkeithing
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife


Field Visit (9 September 2014)

The eastern gateway to the policies of Fordell Castle (NT18NW 8.00) comprise two square piers 2.8m apart and standing 2.9m high, both constructed of dressed blocks and surmounted by a large stone ball finial. There is an iron gate, comprising two unequal parts, and the adjoining walls (one to either side of the gate-piers) are composed of quarried blocks and have a flat cope. Both walls arc to the E, providing a funnelled entrance at least 40m wide. There is a four-step style immediately S of the gateway.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 9 September 2014.


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