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near St Monans, Fife, Scotland

Newark Castle is a ruin located just outside the town of St Monans, on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. The castle has been known by several names including Inverie, St Monans and St Monance. Newark Castle was built in the 15th century, and extended in the 16th and 17th centuries. All that remains is the vaulted cellars, part of a tower block and a partially collapsed round tower. There are some remains of outer walls along the coast.

The castle is referred to as Newark of St. Monans in 1545, when the castle was owned by Sir James Sandilands of Cruivie. In 1649, the castle was sold to David Leslie. Leslie was a prominent figure in the English and Scottish Civil Wars, becoming Lord Newark after the wars.The castle passed to the Anstruther family around 1740 and remained in the family until sold to the Baird family in the 19th century. By the 19th century, the castle was no longer used as a residence. The castle deteriorated and was used as farm storage. The Thompson family purchased the property from the Bairds.

Other Castles in the Area
  Balgonie Castle, Fife
  Collairnie Castle, Fife
  Dairsie Castle, Fife
  Dirleton Castle, Lothian
  Dunbar Castle, Lothian
  Fenton Tower, Lothian
  Fernie Castle, Fife
  Hailes Castle, Lothian
  Kellie Castle, Fife
  Lordscairnie Castle, Fife
  Pittarthie Castle, Fife
  Ravenscraig Castle, Fife
  Scotstarvit Tower, Fife
  St Andrews Castle, Fife
  Tantallon Castle, East Lothian

Tantallon Castle
ruins of Newark Castle on the Fife coast

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