Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 45302 21488
345302, 721488


Earlier 19th century with large early 20th century addition. 2-storey and attic hotel. Variety of masonry, including rubble, coursed rubble, harl, all predominantly painted white. Base course. Oriel windows to later addition, some leaded panes.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: to left, 3-bay earlier 19th century section with band course. To right, early 20th century addition with single bay section with slightly advanced doorpiece with entrance, window above. To far right, tall steeply-pitched gable with irregular fenestration and canted oriel window set below advanced apex.

N ELEVATION: 2-bay with oriel window to right at 1st floor with pitched roof dormer above separated by deeply overhanging eaves.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay with doorway to ground right. Recessed low monopitch section to far left attaches to gig house and hayloft. Variety of glazing, predominantly timber sash and case windows. Some diamond leaded panes to 20th century addition. Modern roof tiles to 19th century building, grey slate to later addition. Corniced gable stacks to to older section. Tall stepped wallhead stack to N, large stack to W of later addition.

GIG HOUSE WITH HAYLOFT: single storey and attic, pantiled, with central dormered loading hatch. Rubble with ashar dressings, E and S elevations painted white. Some openings now blocked or altered.

BOUNDARY WALL: section of rubble wall with rounded coping runs N to S. Further section of wall to S runs W to E, rubble with gabled coping.

Statement of Special Interest

An interesting and distinctive group within Leuchars, Main Street. The bold 20th century addition is uncompromisingly English in style and echoes the Arts and Crafts revival then still evolving in Scotland. The survival of the associated gig house with hayloft is notable.

The taller windows on the 1st floor of the older part of the hotel suggest that the building may have been raised from a single storey to 2-storeys.

The now-demolished Leuchars Station used to be situated directly across from the hotel (the former Leuchars Junction is now the present Leuchars Station) and it is likely that this would have been a main source of business for the hotel and may have encouraged the building of the later extension.



Ordnance Survey Map (1912-13). John Gifford, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND - FIFE (1988) p310.

About Listed Buildings

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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.

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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.

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