DiCamillo Companion

Newark Castle

  • House & Family History: The tower with detached gatehouse was built for George Maxwell, shortly after 1478, and is the oldest part of the House. Patrick Maxwell, frequently called Patrick the Wicked, is noted for the murder of two of his neighbors in the 16th century. In the late 16th century Newark Castle was extended to the north. General Sir David Leslie (elevated as the 1st Lord Newark in 1661) purchased the House in 1649 and probably remodeled the main block.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: A 16th century beehive doocot is extant.

  • Title: Buildings of Scotland: Fife, The
    Author: Gifford, John
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pgs. 329-330
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710779
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Patrick Maxwell, 16th century. General Sir David Leslie, 1st Lord Newark, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Historic Environment Scotland

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01475-741-858

    Website: https://www.historicenvironment.scot

    Historic Houses Member: No