Basic Site Details

Name: Pitfirrane Castle
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Tower house dating back to c.1500.

Cost of Bryce work: 110 8s 0d.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Pitfirrane House  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41811 Plans drawn upPlans for alterations to house - not executed.
Item 2 of 41854  North east tower and servants' wing added by Bryce
Item 3 of 41875  Addition of bay window
Item 4 of 41888  Alterations to castle (entrance door) and entrance lodge


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6John PatersonArchitectB1811 Plans for alterations to house - not executed
Item 2 of 6David BryceArchitect 1854 North east tower and servants' wing added
Item 3 of 6Andrew ScobieArchitect 1875 Addition of bay window
Item 4 of 6Robert Laing HayArchitect 1888 Alterations to entrance lodge (presumably to Castle , not house?)
Item 5 of 6(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1888 Alterations- including new entrance door
Item 6 of 6Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA1888 Alterations- including new entrance door

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Pitfirrane, dog kennel 
Item 2 of 2Pitfirrane, ice house 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p343

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Library of ScotlandManuscript Collection Account for Bryce work (5 May 1864) MS 6455; original plan and elevation MS 6509 for Wardrop & Anderson work and plan for Scobie work (copies in NMRS)- Pitfirrane Drawings
Item 2 of 2National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMSS 6509 and 6511