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BLYTHE'S TOWERLB13006

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
10/09/1979
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Kinglassie
NGR
NT 22718 99536
Coordinates
322718, 699536

Description

1812. 4-stage, square tower (52 ft high). Random rubble with base course, ashlar dividing courses to set-back stages and remains of battlemented parapet; segmental-headed door with voussoirs.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 1st stage with tall, narrow, segmental-arched door, 2nd stage blank, window with flanking small openings to 3rd and 4th stages.

S ELEVATION: blank 1st stage, 2 narrow openings to 2nd stage, window to 3rd and 4th stages.

E ELEVATION: 1st and 2nd stages blank, window with flanking small openings to 3rd and 4th stages.

N ELEVATION: 1st stage blank, 4 narrow openings to 2nd stage, window to 3rd and 4th stages.

Statement of Special Interest

Interior formerly floored, probably with observation platform at top, used as look-out tower by Home Guard in WWII.

References

Bibliography

NSA, p195. Groome?s GAZETTEER Vol IV, p400. Headley and Kamp FOLLIES (1986), p475.

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