List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
RAVENSCRAIG CASTLE (In Ruins) Ravenscraig Castle (in ruins)
Ravenscraig Castle (in ruins)
Ravenscraig Castle (in ruins)
Ravenscraig Castle (in ruins)
Ravensheugh or Ravenscraig
Gazetteer of Scotland
New Stat. [Statisical] Account
Mr. John Duff Pathhead
Mr. Thomson
Sibbald's Histr. [History] of Fife
[situation] On the Sea Coast S. [South] of Nether Street.
"Below the town on a precipice almost surrounded by the sea stands the old Castle of Ravenscraig once the seat of the ancient family of St. Clair but now in ruins" Gazetteer p 490
"About half a mile to the westward of Dysart is the Castle of Ravenscraig. It stands on a steep craig fronting the sea. It with the adjoining lands was given by James 3rd to William Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, when he resigned the title of Orkney. "Although in a Ruinous state now, it was inhabited in Oliver Cromwells time" New Stat. Act. [Statistical Account] page 133.

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19 Ph. [Parish] of Dysart Trace 9

[Quotation] "The Castle of Ravenscraig is situated on a rock, projecting into the sea, at the east end of Pathhead. It was given by James III [Third] to William St. Clair Earl of Orkney. It has been ever since possessed by the family of St. Clair. It was inhabited in Oliver Cromwell's time, and was fired upon by a party of his troops. It has, for many years, been uninhabited, and in a ruinous state." Old Stat. Acct: [Statistical Account]

[signed] John Bayly Capt. R.E. [Captain, Royal Engineers] 31st March 1855

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