Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 8660 84895
308660, 684895


Earlier 19th century; later alterations. 2-storey farmhouse. Harled, cream in colour. Painted ashlar surrounds to openings; eaves course and vertical margins at quoins. Swept roof.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bays to original house; central door; flat-roofed porch; window to SW; door in right return. Ground floor window to right of door; canted bay window to left. 3 1st floor windows centred above. Section set back to right; central ground floor window; 2 1st floor windows. Single storey section to left; central window.

NW ELEVATION: window in single storey section. Wall extends from NW quoin to adjacent barn; harled wall; curved coping stones; doorway; metal gate. (Barn not part of Statutory List).

NE ELEVATION: 2-storey house; ground floor window to right. Advanced section to left; 1st floor window to left. Advanced 2-storey rear wing to far left; 2 ground floor windows and single 1st floor in right return.

SE ELEVATION: advanced section to left; replacement ground floor window in SE wall and to right return. Section set back to right; replacement door to left; window to right; 2 1st floor windows.

Predominantly horizontal 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Swept, piended roof; wide overhang at eaves. Replacement pantiles. Gable apex stack to far left; gable apex stack to far right of original 3-bay house (now a ridge stack). Half-piend to rear wing.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

WALL AND GATEPIERS: rubble wall lines left of entrance drive; dressed coping stones curving towards house. Plain square gatepiers; low pyramidal coping stones; replacement metal gate.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with Leckerstone Farm which is sited to the N of the farmhouse. Demarked as Lacherston on Ainslie's 1775 map. Leckerstone was a home farm for the Broomhall Estate and still belongs to the Estate. It possibly incorporates fabric from an earlier house on this site.



J Ainslie, COUNTY OF FIFE, 1775.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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