Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 60375 11478
360375, 711478


Wardrop & Reid 1879-81, tower 1884. Large late classic mansion house. Main block 110' x 140', 3-storey. Entrance (W) front 5-window, centre bay advanced with pediment, coupled doric column porch, Roman Ionic tripartite above. Lower 3-storey N wing, 2-storey section with pend to court and 3-storey isolation wing with tall clock tower. S front advanced ends with 2-storey bay windows and central bay window. Pedimented E elevation with single storey N wing. Stugged ashlar, quoined angles, low-pitched piended roofs, slated. Simple interior with some good plaster work in drawing room, elaborately carved wooden chimney pieces.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Sir Thomas Erskine. The old house was burnt in July 1878. The conservative near-Georgian treatment is remarkable for its date.



A H Millar, Fife v I p 365 (it). East of Fife Record June 27 1879 "the result will be what may be called a substantial palatial building, the useless ornaments which so frequently disfigure houses of a smaller size having been wisely dispensed with." Built of Polmaise stone.

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