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Evelick Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.419 / 56°25'8"N

Longitude: -3.292 / 3°17'31"W

OS Eastings: 320395

OS Northings: 725949

OS Grid: NO203259

Mapcode National: GBR VB.DF77

Mapcode Global: WH6Q7.DXMG

Entry Name: Evelick Castle

Scheduled Date: 9 October 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7300

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Kilspindie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



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.


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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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