Listed Building

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4 SOUTH STREET, QUEEN MARY'S HOUSE INCLUDING GARDEN WALLS AND GROTTOLB40662

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
28/04/1959
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Burgh
St Andrews
NGR
NO 51266 16634
Coordinates
351266, 716634

Description

Perhaps 1523, remodelled c.1590 and again in 17th and 18th cents. 3-storey, 6-window 18th cent. rubble - built front to street with Gibbs surround to doorpiece; L-plan to garden, ashlar, with angle oriel to wing; 4-storey crowstepped stair tower in re-entrant angle, fine mid-Georgian pedimented porch with arched doorpiece having rusticated architrave; interior of note. Restored Reginald Fairlie 1927. 18th century grotto in garden.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1523 date is open to serious doubt as the tomb-slab of Archdeacon Alex Inglis d.1496 is built into the basement. The house is probably wholly late 16th century.

References

Bibliography

Inv 466 (il). C & D Arch v.III p.563 (il & plan). Nuttgens: Fairlie p.36. Kirk, St. Andrews (il). Old St. Andrews p.43 (il). Georgian St Andrews (il). St. Andrews: Character and Tradition (il). Boswell's Tour of the Hebrides.

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