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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 30287 93234
330287, 693234


Dated 1589; alterations and forecourt wall 18th century; restored 1965. 3-storey, 4-bay, L-plan, corbelled and crowstepped tenement. Harled with painted margins. Top stage of square stair tower corbelled.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced stair tower to right with tiny openings asymmetrically disposed and corbelled top stage; corniced and pilastered doorway with panelled timber door and multi-pane fanlight on return to left, window above (lower light timbered) with stone apron abutting cornice and dated monogrammed panel initialled 'CL' and 'KL' over. Recessed face with window to each floor in bays to centre and left, smaller window to right at ground with blank bay above giving way to broad, stepped stack breaking eaves.

NE ELEVATION: bay to right with slightly lower building adjoining below broad gablehead stack, small window on return to left at 2nd floor; recessed stair tower to left with tiny window to right close to corbel below top stage.

SW ELEVATION: lower modern building adjoining at ground and 1st floor; small window to outer left at 2nd floor, broad gablehead stack.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration with door to outer left.

Small-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped harled stacks with cans.

INTERIOR: modern; turnpike stair with segmental-headed openings with splayed soffits and niche (blinded window?).

FORECOURT WALL: ashlar-coped harled enclosure wall with rusticated quoins.



RCAHMS Inventory 225(3). Gifford FIFE (1992), p289.

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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