East Barns (possible) (site of)
East Barns may be the location of Cunningham’s Castle, a possible tower, however nothing of it now remains.
Later the Cunninghams are said to have built a new residence on a rocky promontory to the south-west of Crail which may be the same property identified as E. Barnes by Blaeu in the mid-17th century.
Cunningham’s Castle gave its name to Castle Haven and some traces of it could still be seen at the end of the 18th century however the last remains were pulled down in 1839. Amongst boulders near the site is what might be a carved stone, measuring approximately 1.0m by 0.7m by 0.7m. It is decorated with an incised rune-like criss cross pattern on one side although these marks may be natural striations.
Alternative names for East Barns
Castle Haven; Castle Hyne; Castlehaven; Cunningham’s Castle; E. Barnes; East Barnes; Estbernys; Sir Neels Tower; Sir Neels-tour