Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 98686 85965
298686, 685965


17th century. 2-storey, 4-bay house; advanced right bay. Pink harl; exposed stone surrounds. Greek inscription above blocked door.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: off centre door; flanking windows. Semi-octagonal advanced bay to far right; roll-moulded doorway (now window); Greek inscription in lintel translates; 'God provides and will provide'. 2 1st floor windows to left section; single 1st floor window in advanced bay. National Trust for Scotland (NTS) plaque below left.

W ELEVATION: attached to The Study.

N ELEVATION: partially seen, 2001. Ground floor window to right; 1st floor window above. Lean-to to left.

E ELEVATION: attached to 3 Tanhouse Brae.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. 16-pane window in former door. Round-headed sash and case window to right of entrance door. Timber studded door; tirling pin. Pitched roof; clay pantiles. Gable apex stack to W; rear wallhead stack.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.

Statement of Special Interest

Of note is the advanced section, which may have been a stairwell and the Greek inscription in the former door lintel. There was formerly a fluted, pilastered doorpiece dated 1671, similar to one at The Study. For brief history of Culross Burgh see Culross, The Cross, The Study.



1:2500 OS Map, CXLII.4, 1860; MacGibbon & Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND, Vol V, 1892, p26; D Beveridge, CULROSS & TULLIALLAN, Vol I, 1885, p117, Vol II, 1885, p309; RCAHMS, INVENTORY FOR FIFE, KINROSS & CLACKMANNAN, 1933, p84; A Smith, THE THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, THE COUNTY OF FIFE, 1952, pp402-413; B Walker, G Ritchie, FIFE AND TAYSIDE, 1987, pp59-60; J Gifford, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND, FIFE, 1988, pp49, 153; R Lamont-Brown, DISCOVERING FIFE, 1988, pp50-52; C Mair, MERCAT CROSS AND TOLBOOTHS, 1988, p31; G Pride, THE KINGDOM OF FIFE, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, 1990, p28; The National Trust for Scotland, Culross, 1999, p20.

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