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Dunfermline, Pittencrieff Park, Pittencrieff House

Estate (17th Century), House (17th Century), Museum (20th Century), Wall (20th Century)

Site Name Dunfermline, Pittencrieff Park, Pittencrieff House

Classification Estate (17th Century), House (17th Century), Museum (20th Century), Wall (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pittencrieff House Museum

Canmore ID 49385

Site Number NT08NE 6

NGR NT 08748 87220

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT08NE 6 08748 87215

(NT 0874 8722) Pittencrieff House (NAT)

OS 25"map, (1926)

The old mansion of Pittencrieff, which stands in Pittencrieff Glen, has been conserved and adapted for use as a museum. It consists of an oblong main block, lying E-W, with an oblong stair-way projecting from the middle of the S side. When built by Sir Alexander Clerk in 1610, it was three storeys in height. In 1731, the roof was raised and another storey added. The masonry is harled.

RCAHMS 1933.

The house is as described.

Visited by OS (D W R) 18 February 1974.

Architecture Notes

NT08NE 6 08748 87215

ARCHITECT: Sir Robert Lorimer - Restoration, 1911-12


Scottish Record Office

1761. Captain Archd Grant of Papin, with Colquhoun Grant (ws), 6 June, offers ?11,000st. for estate now in the hands of Col. Forbes, "a pretty good" house, coal on lands but so far unworked. A rush offfer on impulse: he completes purchase very quickly and returns with wife (who is Irish) to Dublin (till end of year, when they return to Edn. to start take-over).

SRO/GD345/1167/2/3338 (44, 46)

Information from Architecture catalogue slip:

DOOR from Corstorphine at Pittencreif House; see FID/92.


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