Myres Castle

Fife, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Auchtermuchty
District: Fife
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.2852, -3.22646
Postcode: KY14 7EL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

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Myres Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Tower house of 1530 altered and added to in 17th, 18th and
19th centuries, with renovation 1890, H Walker of Edinburgh.
Harled with ashlar margins and dressings, coped stacks,
crow-stepped gables and slate roofs.
2 and 3 storeys with basements/cellars and attics. 1530
tower house adjoining lower, secondary (contemporary') block
to west making Z-plan, with circular stair turret at north
east re-entrant angle and at diagonally opposite angles;
that to south east has 2 tiers of gun ports and is corbelled
to square for 2 upper storeys, parapet with decorated panels
dated 1612 or 1616, with conical-roofed cap house.
Openings mostly enlarged; small-pane sashes. Additions to
secondary block; 4-bay west wing (probably 1822), with angle
turret and nepus gable facing south, and composite rear range
in Z-plan (circa 1760 and various 19th century alterations
and additions) comprising former stable block (rusticated
quoins and 2 modern garage openings) extending from L-plan
wing; latter is now part 3 and part 2-storey with full-
height canted projection facing walled garden, porch to
north gable, eastern wing raised and additional corbelled
angle turret at south east. 2-storey 3-bay cottage to north
linked by low covered way.

Information from British Listed Buildings


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