The earlier house (demolished) from an 1825 engraving from "Neale's Views of Seats."
Earlier Houses: An earlier classical style house (see "Images" section), sometimes call Craigtoun Park, was demolished circa 1900 and replaced by the current house.
Built / Designed For: James Younger
House & Family History: The Younger family sold the house and grounds to Fife County Council in 1947. The council converted the house into Craigtoun Hospital, a maternity hospital, a purpose it served until 1992; the grounds became Craigtoun Country Park, a public park.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 236, 1853.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, 1825. Scotland, 1830.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pg. 443
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Category B
Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: General George Melville, late 17th century; General Robert Melville, 18th century; John Whyte-Melville, 19th century; Melville family here until the early 20th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: James Younger, early 20th century; Younger family here until 1947.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
Ownership Details: Since 1947 owned by the local council, who operate the grounds, through the Friends of Craigtoun, as a public park. The house is derelict.