Burntisland, Rossend Castle
Tower House (Medieval)
- Council Fife
- Parish Burntisland
- Former Region Fife
- Former District Kirkcaldy
- Former County Fife
NT28NW 23.00 22868 85789
NT28NW 23.01 22908 85782 Gazebo
NT28NW 23.02 22956 85847 Archway
NT28NW 266 22795 85844 1-3 and 6 Melville Gardens (Part of Lodge)
NT28NW 366 22805 85825 4 Melville Gardens (Part of Lodge)
NT28NW 367 22806 85855 5 Melville Gardens (Part of Lodge)
(NT 2286 8579) Rossend Castle (NR)
OS 6" map, (1967)
Rossend Castle is a large T-plan tower house dated 1554. The W wing incorporates remains of a 13th century structure at ground floor level, where a range of lancet windows may be seen. This, together with the fact that the W wing is aligned E-W, might suggest that the earlier surviving remains at Rossend represent an ecclesiastical building, associated possibly with a secular residence. It is significant that a structure identifiable as Rossend Castle was described as a "fortalice sumtyme callit the Abbotis Hall" or "callit of auld the Abbotis Hall" on the grange of Wester Kinghorn (Burntisland) (Information from National Monuments Record sheet FIR/22/1, visited 1970).
Rossend Castle is as described. It is now derelict.
Visited by OS (J P) 24 June 1974.
(Undated) information in NMRS.
Office of Hurd Rolland Partnership Architects.