Listed Building

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CORSTON TOWERLB17437

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/10/1973
Date Removed:
29/10/2015
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Strathmiglo
NGR
NO 20687 9794
Coordinates
320687, 709794

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

Remains (chiefly NE wall) of small rectangular 16th century tower house 26' 6" X 21'10" of 3 storeys. Vaulted ground floor. Complete less roof until 1887, when all except NE wall collapsed. Remains secured and lower part rebuilt by Lord Bute after his purchase of the property in 1888.

Statement of Special Interest

Belonged to the Ramsay family; passed to the Colquhoun family about 1669.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

References

Bibliography

Inv 498 suggest 16th century C & D Arch v V p 252 suggest 17th century, plan and iL prior to 1887. Millar Fife v 1 p260 with view prior to 1887.

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