Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 23745 18332
323745, 718332


Circa 1811. Terrace of 2-storey, 2-bay flatted dwellings, set close to the street at the east end of Newburgh High Street. 1st floor windows set close to eaves. Stugged ashlar with droved dressings and raised margins. Former shops to ground floor converted into dwellings in the late 20th century.To far left, slightly raised ashlar lintel over doorway (blocked) and flanking windows. Enlarged ground floor window to No. 6A with single storey out-shots to rear.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows to principal elevation. Grey slate. Ashlar skews. Coped end and ridge stacks with clay cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

4-12 High Street is a good example of early 19th-century domestic and commercial architecture. It is an integral part of a broadly intact and coherent, early 19th century streetscape which dates to a significant period of industrial development and expansion in Newburgh. This terrace is evidence of the growing popularity of rational classical architecture in Scotland and indicates the ambition of the town at the period, where prosperity helped to promote the use of fashionable styles of architecture, and signals a move away from the vernacular to more rationalised forms of architecture. The relatively unaltered street elevation with windows set close to eaves and building line set close to the street indicates its early 19th century building date.

Industry in the town during the 19th century centred chiefly and successfully on the making of linen and floor-cloth. Many properties on the High Street, including Nos 4-12, evidence their former commercial use with larger ground floor windows.

Statutory Address and Listed Building Record updated in 2015. Previously listed as "4-12 High Street".



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID: 225016

Greenwood C., Fowler W., Sharp T. (1822) Map of the Counties of Fife and Kinross. (National Library of Scotland)

Ordnance Survey (1855, surveyed 1854). Large scale, 25 Inches to the mile. 1st edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (1893). Large scale, 25 Inches to the mile. 2nd edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

John Valentine Postcard Photograph (circa 1900). Newburgh High Street from west. [Accessed 22 October 2014]

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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