Listed Building

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DONIBRISTLE HOUSELB3647

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
24/11/1972
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Dalgety
NGR
NT 16007 82863
Coordinates
316007, 682863

Description

The corps-de-logis has been removed but two service-wings,

connected by subterranean passage, remain. Wings built

c. 1720. Alexander McGill, architect. Each originally

L-plan. 3 storeys. Harled. Piended slated roofs. Fine

decorative wrot-iron screen (inscribed C.A.M.) between

wings on seaward site, with central iron arch. Steps

leading to terraces of former forecourt.

Statement of Special Interest

James Stewart of Doune (Perthshire) was made Commendutor of

Incholm Abbey c. 1540 and took up resident in Donibristle,

one of the Abbey properties. His son was created Lord Doune

1580. His grandson the Master of Doune. married the Countess

of Moray and assumed title of Earl of Moray; he was

murdered at Donibristle January 1592 and his house was

burned down. Mansion on H-plan built c.1700 (J. Gillespie

Graham's drawing for Jacobean embellishments are at

Darraway Castle; copies at N.M.R. of S.) was burned down in 1858.

References

Bibliography

O.S.A.

T.S.A.

Groome

Inv. 183 Vitruvias Scoticus, pl. 94.

Moray Muniments, Darnaway Castle.

Millar, 'Fife' II, pp. 178-192.

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