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St David's

Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Public House (19th Century)

Site Name St David's

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Public House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fordel Castle Inn, St David's Castle

Canmore ID 50952

Site Number NT18SW 32

NGR NT 1478 8247

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT18SW 32 1478 8247.

(NT 1478 8247) A castle is shown at St David's on Ainslie's 'Map of Fife' (1775). Fordell Castle Inn (OS 6" map 1854), now Fordell Arms

(OS 6" map 1928) is apparently on the site.

Stephen makes a general reference to the site of St David's, which takes its designation from a rock in the vicinity formerly called 'St David's Castle'. Chalmers refers to St David's Castle in a description of the creeks on the north side of the Forth.

W Stephen 1921; G Chalmers 1889

There are no structural remains of a castle to be seen at the point indicated by Ainslie; the Fordell Arms together with the remainder of the hamlet of St David's, are now deserted and derelict, the whole now incorporated in a shipbreaker's yard.

Visited by OS (AC) 11 March 1959


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