Scheduled Monument

Evelick CastleSM7300

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
09/10/2001
Type
Secular: castle
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Kilspindie
NGR
NO 20395 25949
Coordinates
320395, 725949

Description

The monument comprises the substantial remains of a late 16th-century tower house, once the property of the Lindsay Family.

The walls now stand 3 storeys high but were once topped by an attic. The basement is vaulted. The principal entrance and stair are contained in the semi-circular tower in the SE re-entrant angle, which was remodelled in the 17th century to provide an additional 2-storey range.

A striking feature of the tower house is the great number of gun loops which pierce the masonry; one for nearly every window breast. It is believed that extensive outbuildings once stood to the S of the standing remains.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 25m N-S by 28m E-W, bounded on the N by a public road and on the W by the boundary of Evelick Farm House, to include the tower house and an area of ground to the S and E within which additional remains are believed to survive below ground, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as the substantial remains of a late 16th-century, L-plan tower house which has the potential to contribute to our knowledge of domestic architecture of the period.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 NW 4.

The building is Listed, Category B

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) B17052 NO22NW4.

RCAHMS (1988) B17053 NO22NW4.

References:

RCAHMS (1994) South-East Perth: an archaeological landscape, 141-142.

MacGibbon and Ross (1887) The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland, vol. II, 89-90.

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

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