Listed Building

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ABERDOUR, ABERDOUR CASTLE WEST GATEWAYLB3609

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - See Notes
Date Added
02/05/1973
Date Removed:
17/04/2018
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Aberdour (Fife)
NGR
NT 19109 85369
Coordinates
319109, 685369

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.

Description

17th century. Angle-arched classical gateway with short connecting walls. Pair of ashlar piers with raised vertical margins to SW elevation. Corniced impost, ashlar arch with voussoirs, central keystone surmounted by moulded cornice. Plain elevation to NE; coursed sandstone. Random rubble to short connecting walls, pitched ashlar wallhead with rounded ridge.

Statement of Special Interest

SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT. A-Group with Aberdour Castle, Aberdour Castle Walled Garden, Aberdour Castle Dovecot, Aberdour Castle Sundial. The gateway originally stood at the north wall of the now ruined and fragmentary outer courtyard of the castle. However in 1890 the construction of the railway line through the village cut off the existing access to the castle, a new line of access to the castle was therefore necessary. The gateway was dismantled and erected to its present position to the SW of the castle. The entrance road to the castle runs along the old boundary walls of Aberdour House (which are now scheduled being associated with the castle, 2002) and passes over the Dour Burn, where the wall ceases. The road continues, running up the steep SW slope upon which the castle sits, terminating where the old outer courtyard was situated. For further information see Aberdour Castle list description.

References

Bibliography

2nd edition (Fife) Ordnance Survey map (1895-1896). M Apted, ABERDOUR CASTLE (1966) p23. J Gifford, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND FIFE (1998) pp65-66.

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

Aberdour Castle

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Related Designations

  1. ABERDOUR CASTLEGDL00003

    Designation Type
    Garden & Designed Landscape
    Status
    Designated
  2. ABERDOUR,ABERDOUR CASTLE WALLED GARDEN WITH SUNDIALLB3610

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Removed
  3. ABERDOUR, ABERDOUR CASTLE DOVECOTLB3611

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Removed
  4. Aberdour CastleSM90002

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Designated
  5. ABERDOUR, ABERDOUR CASTLE SUNDIAL (FORMERLY AT ABERDOUR HOUSE)LB3637

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Removed
  6. ABERDOUR, ABERDOUR CASTLE INCLUDING GARDEN TERRACES AND BOUNDARY WALLSLB6421

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Removed

About Listed Buildings

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