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BALCASKIE HOUSE, TERRACED GARDENLB2504

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
01/03/1984
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Carnbee
NGR
NO 52498 3508
Coordinates
352498, 703508

Description

Late 17th century Italian terraced gardens attributed to Sir

William Bruce. Each terrace divided by balustraded walls

supporting urns; balustraded steps between levels; bold

buttresses supporting classical busts; pilastered keyblocked

arch with ball finials above cornice and blocking course,

cast-iron gate leads from upper terrace to park. Sundial. 2

lead statues close the long vista on the upper terrace. W A

Nesfield circa 1895 contributed the stairs with channelled

and keyblocked arched gateways and rococo cast-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Described by Sibbald 1710 "a very pretty new house with all

modern conveniences of terraces, gardens, parks and

planting".

Gardens restored 1826-27 by Sir Ralph Anstruther under the

supervision of William Burn and the English gardener William

Sawrey Gilpin.

References

Bibliography

RCAHM FIFE, KINROSS AND CLACKMANNAN 1933 No 85, pp.47-8

Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research

Unit.

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