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Piteadie Castle

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Piteadie Castle

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Pitteadie Castle

Canmore ID 52730

Site Number NT28NE 1

NGR NT 25739 89128

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Kinghorn
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT28NE 1.00 25739 89128

NT28NE 1.01 257 891 garden

(NT 2574 8912) Piteadie Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1967)

The remains of Pitteadie Castle stand 1 1/2 miles N of Kinghorn. They are in a bad state, the upper works being in a dangerous condition. The castle is a free-standing, rubble-built oblong tower, measuring 33 1/2' by 27 1/2'. It was originally built probably towards the end of the 15th century, but considerably altered two centuries later. The castle is surrounded by a 17th century park wall, in which are two Renaissance gateways.

RCAHMS 1933.

Piteadie Castle, as described by the RCAHMS, is in a fair state of preservation. The two Renaissance gateways, dated 1686, are situated at NT 2568 8912 and NT 2575 8913.

Visited by OS (W D J) 5 February 1959.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (S F S) 15 December 1975.

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