Scottish Monuments - Monimail Tower , Fife, Scotland.
Monimail Tower , Fife, Scotland
Tower (1578), a residence of the Bishops of St Andrews. The last cleric
to reside here was Archbishop Hamilton who allegedly was cured of asthma
by the Italian astrologer Cardan who advised him to drink water from
a well nearby now known as Cardan's Well. The tower is incorporated
into the garden wall of Melville House which was built between 1697
and 1703 by the 1st Earl of Melville to a design by James Smith. Monimail
Parish Church (1794-97) has a four-stage Gothic tower built in 1811
by R. Hutchison.