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BALCASKIE HOUSE EAST GATEPIERS AND TWIN DOVECOTSLB2506

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
01/03/1984
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Carnbee
NGR
NO 53031 3887
Coordinates
353031, 703887

Description

Gate piers (southern dated 1714, northern 1745). Square piers

with rusticated lower courses, banded and fluted above,

carved frieze, cornice and urn finials. 1886 wrought iron

gates, Sir Robert Lorimer. Dovecots: circa 1745, 2 circular

dovecots linked to gatepiers by low quadrant walls. Built in

squared rubble each with round arched doorway (blocked) with

rusticated and keyblocked dressings; continuous rat course at

about 5'; paired corniced, flight holes; simple eaves

cornice, conical slate roof with central birdcage

accommodating further flight holes.

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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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