Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
St Monance
NO 51824 1191
351824, 701191

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Fragmentary, ruinous and roofless castle, spanning 5 discernible construction periods till 17th century. All rubble-built, with ashlar dressings. Rectangular-plan, with round tower to north east corner, and traces of courtyard walling to west. Medieval castle defined by triple- vaulted section to south: extended to north early in 16th century, with entrance to north west and 4-storey round tower, this section rebuilt above ground floor, with 3 storeys and stair tower to courtyard, probably later in century. Round tower and 16th century house each raised 1 storey in 17th century, and unusual shaped north gable added. Various rectangular door and window openings and some gun ports. Courtyard walls, built in 2 periods (earlier perhaps 16th century), extend towards cliffs to west, and link to ruins of vaulted structure.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled monument.

Groups with dovecot. Proposed restoration schemes by Sir Robert Lorimer for Sir William Burrell (1898) and W A Baird (1899) not executed (drawings NMRS).



RCAHM INVENTORY OF FIFE, 1933, No 486 (p 264-5). MacGibbon & Ross, CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, vol IV, p 264-8. Conolly, MEMORIAL OF FIFE, 1869 p222.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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