Craighall Castle

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Craighall Castle
United Kingdom
Craighall Castle is located in Fife
Craighall Castle
Craighall Castle
Location in Fife
Coordinates56°17′05″N 2°57′30″W / 56.28465°N 2.95845°W / 56.28465; -2.95845Coordinates: 56°17′05″N 2°57′30″W / 56.28465°N 2.95845°W / 56.28465; -2.95845
Site history
Built1637
Built bySir Thomas Hope
In useUntil 1957 (1957)
MaterialsRubble
FateDemolished

Craighall Castle is located in Ceres, Fife, Scotland.[1][2] It was built in 1637 by Sir Thomas Hope but there was a tower of previous land owners before 1637. It is now demolished and only some of the castle's walls remain.[3][4]

History[edit]

The lands were owned by Andrew Kinninmond and his family before selling it to Sir Thomas Hope. Hope built the castle in 1637. In 1954, the old tower was removed after the castle's granary burnt down. The castle was in very poor condition and was demolished in 1957. Some portion of walls still remain.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Craighall Castle was built with rubble and stones. The walls are 1 metre to 1.3 metres thick. An old wall which is 10 metres long and 3.5 metres high still remains in the site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Coventry (2006). The Castles of Scotland.
  2. ^ "David Bryce". scottisharchitects.org.
  3. ^ a b c "Craighall Castle". canmore.org.
  4. ^ "Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland : a survey of Scottish topography, statistical, biographical and historical". archive.org.