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Pitfirrane Castle (Pitfirrane House) (Petfirran Castle) (Petfurnane Castle) (Pitfirren Castle)

  • Collections: The Pitfirrane Goblet, a late 16th century Venetian glass stirrup cup that was formerly in the collection at Pitfirrane Castle, was bequeathed to the National Museums of Scotland by Madeline Halkett in 1951. The goblet, probably made in the Southern Netherlands by immigrant Italian glassblowers, is believed to have been used by James VI in 1603 before he left Dunfermline Palace to travel to London to be crowned James I of England. Also in 1951, Miss Halkett bequeathed "Sir John Halkett of Pitfirrane, 4th Bart., Mary Hamilton, Lady Halkett and their Family" (see "Images" section) to the National Museums. This important 1781 conservation piece by David Allan shows the extended family of the 4th Baronet and his wife.

  • Architect: David Bryce

    Date: 1854
    Designed: Additions (removed 1975)

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    Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson

    Date: 1888
    Designed: Alterations

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    Architect: John Paterson

    Date: 1811
    Designed: Alterations and additions

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 785
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: George Halkett, 16th century; Sir Charles Halkett, 17th century; Sir Peter Halkett, 1st Bt., until 1746; Sir Peter Halkett, 2nd Bt., 1746-55; Sir Peter Halkett, 3rd Bt., 1755-92; Sir John Halkett, 4th Bt., 1792-93; Sir Charles Halkett, 5th Bt., 1793-1837; Sir Peter Halkett, 6th Bt., 1837-39; Sir John Halkett, 7th Bt., 1839-47; Sir Peter Arthur Halkett, 8th Bt., 1847-1904; Halkett family here from the 15th century until 1951.

    Current Ownership Type: Club

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Club

    Ownership Details: Since 1953 Dunfermline Golf Club

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01383-723-534

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.dunfermlinegolfclub.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No