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SCOTSTARVIT TOWER (Ref:2416)

This building is in the Fife Council and the Ceres Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 10/08/1972.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NO 3703 1127.

Description

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 garret cap-house.

Notes

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.

References

Inv 98 OSA v V p 389 NSA v IX p 524 C & D Arch v II p 40

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