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Braefoot Point, battery

A Scheduled Monument in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0365 / 56°2'11"N

Longitude: -3.3202 / 3°19'12"W

OS Eastings: 317837

OS Northings: 683411

OS Grid: NT178834

Mapcode National: GBR 23.RQ1P

Mapcode Global: WH6S4.ZJ3P

Entry Name: Braefoot Point, battery

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7775

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Artillery mount

Location: Dalgety

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife


16th-17th cent. mansion incorporating walls of earlier

fortalice. Trad. L-plan, main block, 3-storeys (with laigh

floors to N.) and garret. Random rubble. Gabled. Slated


Corbie-steps and buttress at W. end; skews, oculi, corner

stones at extension to E. Rusticated chimney-heads.

N. WING: 4 storeys and laigh floor. Extended in later 17th

century with skews etc. at gable end.

ADDITIONS: Built c.1780 and in 1880. In re-entrant angle

and on W. side of Wing. INTERIOR: Greatly altered. 3

contiguous vaulted chambers in older part of 1st storey

of main block; Drawing Room (Great Hall) in floor above has

pine panelling and tall windows. Kitchen and fine

scale-and-platt stair in Wing.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the well-preserved remains of a WWI battery and associated structures which formed an important component in a system designed to defend the waters of the Forth. It retains considerable potential to add to our knowledge and understanding of fortifications, and attendant military technology and strategy, in the context of the coastal defence of eastern Scotland during WWI.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland






Inv. 172

C. & D. Arch. IV, p.387

McCall 'Mid Calder' pp.43-81 (plan; ills.)

Small 'Castles of Lothians' (ill.)

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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