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- Category: A
- Date Added: 10/08/1972
- Date Removed: 28/10/2015
- Local Authority: Fife
- Planning Authority: Fife
- Parish: Ceres
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NO 37032 11269
- Coordinates: 337032, 711269
Built 1550/79, altered 1637 (dated) L-plan tower-house, 33 x
27-1/4 with newel stair jamb 6'10" x 13'2", 4-storey and
garret (barrel vaulted ground floor with entresol, barrel
vaulted 2nd) ashlar-built, moulded round-headed doorway,
stone-spired top to stair, corbelled parapet and crowstepped
Statement of Special Interest
National Trust property: guardianship monument. The fine
garret fireplace is now at Hill of Tarvit. The 1627
alterations were carried out for Sir John Scot, Director of
the Chancery and author of THE STAGGERING STATE OF THE SCOTS
STATESMEN, who had bought the estate in 1611 from Alexander
Inglis. A charter of 1579 refers to a tower on the barony of
Tarvet; no reference in 1550 charter.
Scheduled Area 2 February 2000.
OSA v V p 389
NSA v IX p 524
C & D Arch v II p 40
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