Listed Building

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Walled garden and gateway excluding scheduled monument SM871, Piteadie Castle, KinghornLB9697

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25739 89128
325739, 689128


15th century extensive walled garden with round-arched Renaissance gateway and pediment with Calderwood arms inscribed 1686 and second gate with inscribed lintel to west wall.

Statement of Special Interest

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: Scheduled Monument SM871.

In 1564 the castle belonged to William Kirkcaldy of Grange, passing in 1637 to David Boiswell of Glassmount, and subsequently to the Boswells of Balmuto. It was sold in 1671 to William Calderwood an Edinburgh burgess and apothecary whose initials appear over the gate to the walled garden. Later described in the NSA as "very entire in its ruins. This place was inhabited not more than an hundred years ago. It belongs to the Earl of Rosslyn, and has been in the family of the St Clairs for a long period".




Canmore CANMORE ID: 120719


Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1855, published 1856) Fife, Sheet 37 (includes: Kinghorn; Kirkcaldy And Dysart) 1st Edition, 25 Inches to the Mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (revised 1894, published 1895) Fifeshire 035.15 (includes: Kinghorn; Kirkcaldy and Dysart), 2nd Edition, 25 inches to 1 mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Printed Sources

MacGibbon, D. & Ross, T. (1896) Castellated and Domestic Architecture, Volume 3, pp.450-455.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (1933) Inventory of Monuments in the Counties of Fife, Kinross and Clackmannan, Edinburgh: His Majesties Stationary Office. pp.172-173.

Gifford, J. (2002) Buildings of Scotland – Fife. Edinburgh: Yale University Press, pp.342-343.

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Walled garden and gateway excluding scheduled monument SM871, Piteadie Castle, Kinghorn, looking north, during daytime with cloudy sky
Walled garden and gateway excluding scheduled monument SM871, Piteadie Castle, Kinghorn, looking east during daytime

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