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FERNIE CASTLE HOTELLB15472

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
01/03/1984
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Monimail
NGR
NO 31622 14783
Coordinates
331622, 714783

Description

16th Century L-plan tower house, with circular turret, corbelled to square at upper level, projecting from north west angle; 4 storeys, with attics; 18th century east wing; 19th century west wing, and various additions to north. All harled, with ashlar dressings. South elevation: original tower house has 2 bays, left bay advanced and gabled, with

projecting 19th century castellated, dummy porch; 2 window openings above; door in re-entrant angle; 2 ground floor slit openings to right bay, inserted 12-pane sashes above. 3-storey east wing has 3 irregular bays, 19th century door in hood-moulded architrave with side lights; 12-pane sashes. 4-storey conical-roofed round tower at north east angle. West wing raised to 2 storeys later in 19th century; 4 bays, with 12-pane sashes; crenellated parapet linked to tall, square terminal turret: similar block to north, beyond courtyard, parallel to west wing. Crowstepped gables; apex and axial stacks and slated roofs.

INTERIOR: vaulted ground floor chamber in tower house. East wing has decorative cast-iron stair balusters, panelled doors in architraves, and some ornamental plaster work.

Statement of Special Interest

Now an hotel.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, 1889 vol III pp566-568 A H Millar, FIFE..., 1895. vol I pp 203-6 RCAHMS INVENTORY OF FIFE, 1933 p214 (No 429).

About Listed Buildings

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