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Torrie House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torrie House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 49460

Site Number NT08NW 38

NGR NT 01555 86694

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT08NW 38.00 01555 86694

NT08NW 38.01 NT 01612 86719 Stables

NT08NW 38.02 NT 01396 86362 Entrance gateway and lodge

NT08NW 38.03 NT 01436 86644 Dry Bridge

NT08NW 38.04 NT 01459 86927 Bridge, Shawhill Plantation

Architecture Notes


ARCHITECT: J.Sands 1813. 1816 alterations

OWNER: Captain Michael Wemyss


According to Howard Colvin, James Sands a pupil of Lewis Wyatt exhibited designs for Torrie at the Royal Academy 1813-16


Scottish Record Office

Torrie. Plans for House, Offices, Pigeon House and Temple.

Letter from (Sir) William Erskine of Torrie to John Francis Erskine

"I have altered my plan about the Pigeon House and now resolved to put it on the height of Torrie.."

'I don't like building temples in oopposition to my neighbour least the country say - "there is Sir William against Sir Charles" - my temple I mean under the Pigeon House. I have determined to finish everything about the house before we begin the offices..'


GD 124/15/1657/1

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

"Scots Magazine", May 1811 - 1 engraving.


Photographic Survey (July 1960)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in July 1960.


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