Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 39381 1948
339381, 701948


Mid 19th century. Single and 2-storey, approximate T-plan, classically-detailed small industrial range converted to agricultural use. Brick with large ashlar quoins and original corrugated-iron roofs. Partial band course. Round-headed openings and segmental recessed arches; lunette windows. Boarded timber doors.

N ELEVATION: 2-storey, 6-bay range to left and single storey, 12-bay range to right. Taller range with blind arched arcade to ground, full-width doors to bays 2, 3 and 6, pedestrian door to bay 1 and multi-pane lunette windows to bays 1, 2, 4 and 5. 6 regularly disposed round-headed windows to 1st floor, that to outer left (former loft door) larger. Blind arched arcade to single storey range with 6 doors and 5 windows asymmetrically disposed, and bay to outer right blank.

S ELEVATION: 3 parallel, piend-roofed, lower ranges projecting off-centre right with 6 recessed arches, water pump to outer left and almost full-width later flat-roofed timber aviary to right. 6 arched recesses on return to left with full-width sliding doors to bays 1 and 3, and windows to bays 4 and 5; return to right corrugated iron with 2 large windows. Flanking recessed faces also with blind arched arcade and variety of openings.

E ELEVATION: 2-bay blind arched arcade to ground right, 2 small windows above and blinded oculus in gablehead. Smaller arched recess with door to outer left.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay arched arcade, each with window.

Small-pane glazing patterns (some with lying panes) in timber casement windows. Corrugated-iron roofs, ashlar skews where gabled. Brick ridge stacks.

GATEPIERS: pyramidally-coped, square-section ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

Group with Silverburn House Estate Cottages. David Russell leased Silverburn from the Durie Estate sometime before 1855, and Arthur Russell purchased the land in 1866. He rebuilt Silverburn House and opened a flax mill. In 1973 Major Russell gifted the Silverburn Estate to Leven Town Council and the National Trust for Scotland. The offices (mill buildings) were opened as a 'mini farm' in 1985.



1st OS Map (1855). Levenmouth Environmental Society LEVEN AND SILVERBURN WALKABOUT (1988), p17. FIFE FREE PRESS (9.9.87).

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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