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Seafield Tower

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Seafield Tower

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 52771

Site Number NT28NE 5

NGR NT 27943 88529

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 5 27943 88529

(NT 2794 8853) Seafield Tower (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1967)

Seafield Tower probably dates from the early 16th c, and is now a shell in bad repair. It is L-shaped on plan and stands free from the boundary walls. It comprises a main block 30 3/4' by 25 3/4' and a staircase wing 19 1/2' by 12 1/2'.

RCAHMS 1933.

Seafield Tower is as described by the RCAHMS. Apart from some building debris in the cliff face, there is no evidence of the enclosure to the W shown on the plan of 1774.

Visited by OS (A C) 27 February 1959.

No change to previous field report.

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

'Seafield Tower' + midden + modern structure of concrete bricks

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Kincardine to Fife Ness 1996.

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