Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
St Andrews And St Leonards
NO 45918 18394
345918, 718394


Early to mid 19th century, possibly including some late 18th century fabric (see Notes). Steading group comprising long, narrow rubble-built ranges with timber doors painted red and red pantiled roofs. Range to S is L-plan with gabled section to centre of E elevation. Cast iron columns to long elevation extending to SW. Piend roof to range fronting roadside to far E.

Statement of Special Interest

The early to mid 19th century built elements of Wester Kincaple steading comprise a group of long narrow, pantiled ranges situated to the NW of Wester Kincapple Farmhouse (see separate listing). Low-slung pantiled roofs, loft openings, cart-arches, timber doors and cast iron columns are elements that add to the interest of the group.

William Haig took over Wester Kincaple farm in 1795 and commenced the distillation of whiskey there until 1810 when he moved operations to Seggie House (see separate listing) near Guardbridge paper mill. William was fifth son of John Haig and great, great, great grandson of Robert Haig who began distilling whiskey in the mid 17th century. The Haig whisky dynasty lays claim to be the oldest Scotch distillers, having remained active for over 300 years.

List description updated, 2012.



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1852). Michael Moss and John Hume, The Making Of Scotch Whiskey (1981) pp38, 49, 51, 242.

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